A crowd movement caused panic and left many injured
While everything was going pretty well started, Travis Scott's show turned into a drama. It was around 9:15 p.m., while the rapper was performing on stage, that a huge crowd movement took place among the spectators who came to attend this open-air concert. According to Samuel Peña, the Houston fire chief who responded to the scene, spectators were pushed in droves against security gates , causing chaos and injuring many people. “ People started to fall, became unconscious which caused panic ” explained the fire chief.
Arrived on site, the emergency services had to intervene with many wounded. Many were even in cardiac arrest. Authorities said at least 17 people were taken to hospital, including a 10-year-old child. 11 were suffering from cardiac arrest and over 300 people were rescued at the scene. Chilling images circulating on Twitter show the intervention of firefighters reviving some victims. Nearly 50,000 people attended the show
At least 8 dead
For now, police report 8 dead . The exact causes of these eight deaths have not yet been released and a medical examiner's opinion has been sought. In addition, the police are said to be in the process of identifying the victims. A toll that could increase since some victims are still hospitalized. At first, the concert was not interrupted then, realizing the extent of the tragedy, the organizers warned the rapper who left the scene. The festival which was to continue this Saturday, November 6 has been canceled. Travis Scott has yet to react to the drama.
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