Not less than eight folks had been killed and dozens extra had been injured at a music pageant in Houston on Friday night time after a big crowd “began to compress towards the front of the stage,” the town’s fireplace chief mentioned at a information convention.
The group surge, throughout a live performance by the rapper Travis Scott, “caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries,” mentioned the fireplace chief, Samuel Peña. The live performance was a part of the Astroworld music pageant.
Twenty-two folks had been taken to close by hospitals by emergency responders, Chief Peña mentioned, including that of these sufferers, 11 had been in cardiac arrest. Over 300 folks had been handled at a “field hospital” on the website, he mentioned.
The precise causes of loss of life will probably be decided by the health worker, who’s investigating the episode, Chief Peña mentioned.