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Five killed and 12 injured in Mexican concert crush

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Five people have been killed and at least 12 injured in a stampede at a concert in Mexico, police said.

Panic broke out when shots were heard at a pop concert in the the northern state of Nuevo Leon, sending the crowd of 500 people scrambling for cover.

TV images showed people giving mouth-to-mouth resuscitation to the victims at the gig in the city of Guadalupe.

The area has been plagued by a rise in drug-related violence after an alliance between two rival drug cartels ended.

Hundreds of fans of the band Intocable rushed for the exits after concert-goers shouted they had heard shooting, senior government official Ivonne Alvarez told Reuters news agency.

Mobile phone images broadcast on TV showed fans ducking behind chairs.

Police recovered a spent bullet shell after Sunday's concert.



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