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
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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
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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
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Another child having a cardiac arrest at Travis Scott concert. pic.twitter.com/rA0zsBWxbd
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