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Concert-goers condemn crush chaos
Organisers of Birmingham's Christmas
lights switch-on have faced criticism
after about 60 people were injured
during a performance by the group JLS.
The free event at Millennium Point was
swamped by more than 20,000 revellers.
As crowds surged to get into the packed
square, barriers gave way leaving four
people needing hospital treatment and
scores of others injured.
Birmingham City Council defended the
decision to abandon the event and said
an investigation had been started.
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