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One Killed, 22 Injured at Aerosmith Concert

November 11, 1994

SAN JOSE, Costa Rica (AP) _ One person was killed and 22 others were injured Thursday when thousands of fans stormed a stadium before a concert by the rock group Aerosmith.

Witnesses said concert-goers, standing in a tropical rainstorm, were frustrated by the slow, careful police searches of everyone waiting to enter National Stadium.

″The slow entry got people upset, and they started to press to try to get in faster,″ said Rosibel Mena, a reporter for the newspaper Prensa Libre. ″The people in back just passed over (on) top of the people in front.″

Robinson Gamboa, 20, died of a heart attack suffered when he was stepped on in the crush, said Red Cross spokesman Guillermo Arroyo.

Twenty-two people with various injuries were taken to a hospital. All were in satisfactory condition, Arroyo said.

The concert went ahead as scheduled.

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