August 18, 1996 in Nation/World

Three Die In Crush To See Leading Pop Star

Compiled From Wire Services

Three people died and 20 were injured in a crush of concertgoers trying to get inside a Barranquilla stadium for a performance by Shakira, Colombia’s leading pop star.

Police said the stampede occurred about an hour before the concert’s start Friday when thousands of impatient fans surged forward, trying to break down the gates.

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