At least 60 people suffered crush injuries when the crowd at a Christmas lights switch-on in Birmingham surged forward after X Factor runners-up JLS took to the stage.And naturally, 'the authorities' are getting the blame:
According to reports, about 27,000 people turned up for a show at Millennium Point on Jennens Lane, which had been expected to attract just 5,000 fans.Because, of course, if there's no room at an event, why, it's not like you can go home again, is it?
No, you have to stay, and when the time comes, seize the chance to trample your fellow human beings underfoot for the opportunity to watch a fifty-third rate pop act:
A spokesman for Birmingham City Council said that the concert had descended into mayhem as fans tried to get too close to the stage.I'd use the tag 'animals' for this story, but that'd be a little unfair. To the rest of the living world...
"We have had fans being lifted out of the crowd fainting and people being crushed, it's not going well," she said.
One woman in her 30s suffered serious crush injuries to her pelvis, shoulder and leg. Another woman broke her ankle in the surge.