8 dead, over 300 injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival

At least eight people have been killed in a mass casualty incident at US rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston on Friday night.

About 300 other persons were left injured.

According to local officials, around 9:00 pm on Friday, the excited crowd began to throng the stage at the venue, causing panic.

People were trampled, and as many as 11 concertgoers had suffered cardiac arrest and were taken to the hospital. ⁠

 

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Houston Fire Department Chief Samuel Peña confirmed the casualties during a late press conference. He was joined by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo, who called it “an extremely tragic night.” “Our hearts are broken,” she said. “People go to these events looking for a good time, a chance to unwind, to make memories. It’s not the kind of event you go to to find out about fatalities.”⁠

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