UPDATED: Fifteen people have been indicted for the deaths of five women at a Steve Aoki concert
In November 2012, tragedy struck Madrid Arena following a Halloween party gone wrong. Five women, among others who were left seriously injured, were trampled to death. A production malfunction is believed to have ignited the sudden panic among attendees and a subsequent stampede toward the venue’s emergency exits — only three of which were open.
More than four years following the Madrid Arena debacle, 15 people have been indicted in a trial that set forth on January 12.
Event promoter Miguel Angel Flores, one of the 15 individuals to be indicted, has pointed blame at the party’s headliner, Steve Aoki, who allegedly requested that five of the arena’s eight emergency exits be blocked off.
Details surrounding the trial remain scant, and no verdict has yet been revealed. Stay tuned to Dancing Astronaut for further updates.
Retraction: The claims made by the Public Mirror and echoed above were false. According to Aoki’s camp the quote from Miguel Angel Flores was fabricated by the Public Mirror and the event promoter did not place blame on Steve for the emergency exits.