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The general manager of the Sydney Royal Easter Show has given some more details about the fatal stabbing of a teenager at the event.

Murray Wilton said he received a phone call about “one minute past eight” last night about the fight.

“I, and my CEO, made our way directly to that area. Police and ambulance had already arrived, they got to the scene probably within about two minutes,” he told 2GB’s Jim Wilson.

“It was an horrific experience for everybody.”

The teenager who died was working on a ride at the show.

Mr Wilton was asked how someone would be able to bring a knife, which appears to be quite large based on videos shared online, into the showgrounds.

“How do you get a knife into a complex like this? You would think that it would be difficult, but, things can be thrown over the fence, a knife doesn’t necessarily have to be made out of metal, so it’s not going to be detected by metal detectors,” he said.

He added it would be “impossible to physically pat down or search every person” with about 77,000 people coming through the gate yesterday.

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