At least eight people were killed in a stampede during a Travis Scott concert at the Houston Music Festival 2021 on Friday night.
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VIDEO Horrible scenes: At least 8 people were killed and hundreds injured in a stampede at a Travis Scott concert
During Travis Scott’s concert at the Houston Music Festival 2021, at least eight people were killed in a stampede.
“We had a lot of casualties even here in Astroworld.”, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena said, adding that some were fainting. 17 people were transported to the hospital with serious injuries, 11 of whom are struggling with heart failure. In all, more than 300 people were transported to the hospital.
“I’ve heard of events like this in football, but not here, not at events like this.”, Pena said.
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A large medical response is underway at NRG Park for ‘several patients’. Disturbing footage from the scene shows EMS performing CPR on three patients.
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Scott, a native of Houston, stopped the concert several times when he spotted fans crowding near the front of the stage. He asked security to check if they were okay and to help them get out of the crowd. The ambulance intervened several times, reports the Houston Chronicle.
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“No one could even dream about this. I think it’s very important that none of us speculate. Tonight no one has all the answers.”, said Troy Finner, director of the Houston Police Department.
About 50,000 people attended the two-day festival, media reported. The second day of the festival was canceled.
The identities of the victims in the hospitals are being established.
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