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114 people injured at two-day Los Angeles rave

June 27, 2010 | 11:19 am

More than 100 people were transported to local hospitals during a two-day electronic-music festival and rave at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum and Exposition Park, the Los Angeles Fire Department said.

The 14th annual Electric Daisy Carnival, which featured carnival rides, five stages and performances by Moby, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5, drew a total of 185,000 people on Friday and Saturday, a publicist for the event said.

Due to the size of the event, Los Angeles paramedics were stationed at a command post on site, a spokesman for the department said. On Friday, 94 incidents were reported, 52 of which were injured people who were taken to hospitals. On Saturday, 132 incidents were reported, 62 of which required transportation to hospitals.

Some of the injuries were a result of people rushing gates and barriers in attempt to overwhelm security and get inside.

No deaths were reported, and the extent of the injuries was not known.

Electric Daisy Carnival is hosted by Insomniac, an event promotions company.

-- Corina Knoll and Randall Roberts  

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