Multiple Deaths @ Houston AstroWorld Music Fest — Many from Cardiac Arrest
At least eight people are dead after a crowd surge during the sold-out Astroworld music festival in Houston on Friday, the city’s fire chief said.
A further 17 people were transported to hospitals after the crush, and 11 who were taken by ambulance were in cardiac arrest, officials said. They added that more than 300 people were treated throughout the event Friday at an on-site field hospital.
BREAKING UPDATE: 8 Confirmed Fatalities At The AstroWorld Music Festival Tonight
11 Cardiac Arrests, 17 Individuals Transported To Hospital pic.twitter.com/f7cLTQB1H6
— HeadlineHunter! 🚨 Alerts (@freehumanity911) November 6, 2021
AstroWorld fest officers drop girl head first onto metal contact whilst placing her onto stretcher and ejecting her from the crowd from PublicFreakout
Around 50,000 people were at the event at NRG Park, which was hosted by rapper and producer Travis Scott and kicked off Friday. The festival, which is in its third year, was expected to be a two-day event, but officials said Saturday’s lineup had been canceled.
Fire Chief Samuel Peña told a news conference early Saturday that “the crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage” at around 9:15 p.m. local time.
“That caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries. People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic,” he said, adding that a cause of death was not yet known for the eight victims but would be determined.
Proof of COVID shots or a negative test was required for attendance.
there was ambulances literally inside the crowd at astroworld pic.twitter.com/nQIU6WrEgp
— ona (ෆ˙ᵕ˙ෆ)♡ (@onacasella) November 6, 2021
Should we all just blame #TravisScott for causing an BIG mess at #AstroWorld last night? Cuz he had caused those 8 people to lose their own lives entirely, he needs to take FULL responsibility for this! 👀😢👀😢 pic.twitter.com/KPGXb6Vwus
— Anthony Buchanan (@anthonyscountry) November 6, 2021
⚠️🇺🇸#URGENT: Multiple injuries reported at Astroworld Music Festival in Houston, Texas#Houston l #TX
A large medical response is underway at NRG Park for ‘several patients’. Disturbing footage from the scene shows EMS performing CPR on three patients.
Gathering more details! pic.twitter.com/5LPUHX7pnz
— Intel Point ALERT (@IntelPointAlert) November 6, 2021
omg i literally can’t, kylie posted an instagram story of the concert and you can CLEARLY SEE THE PARAMEDICS TRYING TO GET THROUGH LIKE WTF #ASTROWORLDFest #AstroWorld pic.twitter.com/HY5SsysuCn
— L (@allshewrtebiebs) November 6, 2021
Another #disturbing video- Travis Scott continues to sing as he watched a unconscious fan at #ASTROFEST #AstroWorld2021 #Festival– At least 11 killed and 300+ injured.
#panic #injuries #Houston #ASTROWORLDFest #TravisScott #AstroWorld #Houston #KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/ZGH7zhCApi
— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) November 6, 2021
this is crazy#AstroWorld #ASTROWORLDFest pic.twitter.com/l3rXokFbys
— 𝖘𝖍𝖆𝖆𝖓𝖊༒♱ (@officialshaane) November 6, 2021
#Astroworld stories are sad 😞 pic.twitter.com/IhafuWlCvQ
— SCEE (@SCEE_13) November 6, 2021
— The Juggernaut (@TheJuggernaut88) November 7, 2021
Another child having a cardiac arrest at Travis Scott concert. pic.twitter.com/rA0zsBWxbd
— The Juggernaut (@TheJuggernaut88) November 6, 2021
People being crushed in the crowd at Astrofest from PublicFreakout
Video of woman stuck under pile of people at Travis Scott concert from PublicFreakout