Band forced to halt show to prevent disaster
Andrew Trendell
14:52 29th April 2014

A One Direction gig in Peru had to be evacuated after fans were left injured in the crush of the crowd.

The show on Sunday (27 April, 2014) at the Estadio Nacional, Lima, saw 47 fans left needing medial attention, with many needing treatment for asphyxia.

The band paused their performance and urge fans to take a step back to stop the crush before they could continue singing.

The head of Peru's volunteer fire service told local radio radio: "We treated 47 children with the first stages of asphyxia. Everything is under control. We have nothing to be ashamed of, we've handled the situation well.

"We put in place a second evacuation plan so that the younger fans were not affected. We're working with the police and the security companies [who were contracted for the show], 911 and VIP.  It's under control. We are still treating those with symptoms of asphyxia that we pulled from the back. The ministry of health has set up tents."

One Direction will be returning to the UK and Europe for a tour this May. Full dates are below. For more information visit Gigwise Gig Tickets.

Croke Park, Dublin - Friday 23rd May 2014
Manchester, Etihad - Friday 30th May 2014
London, Wembley - Friday 6th June 2014
Stockholm, Friends Arena - 13 June 2014
Copenhagen, Parken - 16 June 2014
Paris, Stade de France - 20 June 2014
Amsterdam, Arena - 24 June 2014
Milan, San Siro - 28 June 2014
Dusseldorf, Espirit Arena - 2 July 2014
Bern, Stade de Suisse - 4 July 2014
Barcelona, Estadio Olympic De Montjuic Lluis Companyes - 8 July 2014
Madrid, Estadio Vicente Calderon - 10 July 2014
Portom Dragon Stadium - 13 July 2014

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