23-year-old woman suffocated at Skrillex concert in India
Skrillex’s largely-publicized India tour unfortunately ended in tragedy when an attendee died at the final stop in Gurgaon’s Sector 29. Aanchal Arora, 23, went into cardiac arrest caused by suffocation. According to Huffington Post:
“During the concert…the Delhi resident collapsed while dancing and had to be rushed to a nearby hospital in an ambulance provided by the organisers. Despite her friends’ best efforts to give her first-aid, Arora, a student of Institute of Apparel Management, never regained consciousness and was pronounced ‘dead on arrival’ at the private hospital she was taken to, say reports.”
Assistant Commissioner of Police Ramesh Pal posited that Arora’s death may have been due to overcrowding at the event. Pal commented on the matter for Indian publication Hindustan Times:
“The event was not well-managed. While seeking an NOC for the event, the organisers had said they expected a crowd of about 5,000. But, nearly 10,000 people turned up for the concert. The venue was congested.”
Pal went on to report that Arora had no pre-existing health conditions that would have contributed to her death. The family of the deceased will not be pursuing charges.