After a stampede during a Travis Scott concert, eight people have been confirmed dead. Several people were killed during a Travis Scott concert in the United States.
There have been eight confirmed deaths and multiple injuries when the crowd surged towards Scott’s stage during his performance in Houston, Texas on Friday, November 5.
CNN reports that the deceased were crushed with no way out at the sold-out event dubbed Astroworld Festival. The concert attracted 50,000 fans, but the crowd at the back surged forward, crushing the crowd at the front.
At a press conference late Friday, Houston Fire Department Chief Sam Pena confirmed the deaths, stating that 17 people initially were transported to local hospitals from the “chaotic event,” 11 of whom were in cardiac arrest. In all, Pena said, 300 concertgoers received medical care at the field hospital set up at the festival, which took place at Houston’s NRG Park and had around 50,000 people in attendance.
“At approximately 9 or 9:15 p.m., the crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage, and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries,” Pena said, recalling the events of the night. “People began to fall out and become unconscious, and that created additional panic. people were getting injured.”
Later in the evening, the festival cancelled the rest of the weekend’s performances via social media.
In the wake of the tragedy in Houston that occurred during Travis Scott’s set at Astroworld Festival on Friday night, where eight people died and 300 more were injured, Travis Scott released a statement.
“I am absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott posted on social media. “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their immediate response and support. Love you all.”