Travis Scott: at least 8 dead during his concert at the Astroworld festival

 Travis Scott: at least 8 dead during his concert at the Astroworld festival

Travis Scott: at least 8 dead during his concert at the Astroworld festival A moment of joy turned into drama … This Friday, November 5, 2021, Travis Scott performed on the stage of the Astroworld Festival, an event organized by the rapper and companion of Kylie Jenner, in Houston, Texas. But as he chained the hits, a crowd movement took place among the spectators, causing the death of at least 8 people and causing many injuries.

Since 2018, Travis Scott has been organizing the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas. Two days of festivities which have already welcomed many artists such as Post Malone, Pharrell Williams, Migos and obviously Travis Scott himself. The darling of Kylie Jenner with whom he will soon have a second child was the headliner of the 2021 edition, the launch of which was given this Friday, November 5. Except that nothing went as planned.

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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