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One Direction fans injured in concert crush in Peru

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One Direction fans were injured during the band's performance in Peru on Sunday night.

A total of 47 fans were left in need of medical attention as a result of a crush at the packed show.

One Direction arriving for the 2014 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena, London.

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Local reports have suggested that some fans were treated for symptoms of asphyxia.

One Direction halted their performance and told the crowd that they would be forced to leave the stage unless concert-goers stopped pushing forward.

An additional evacuation plan was utilised and tents were used as emergency pop-up treatment centres.

The head of Peru's volunteer fire service explained on radio: "We treated 47 children with the first stages of asphyxia. Everything is under control. We have nothing to be ashamed of, we've handled the situation well.

One Direction perform at the American Music Awards

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"We put in place a second evacuation plan so that the younger fans were not affected. We're working with the police and the security companies [who were contracted for the show], 911 and VIP.

"It's under control. We are still treating those with symptoms of asphyxia that we pulled from the back. The ministry of health has set up tents."

One Direction are set to embark on a tour of the UK and Ireland beginning in Croke Park, Dublin on 23 May.

It was recently announced that the boyband will be opening the Main Stage at Radio One's Big Weekend in Glasgow.

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