Eight people died at a music event in Houston and hundreds were injured as a result of a mass onslaught during Travis Scott's performance at the Astroworld Festival.
According to official information, the crowd rushed to the stage when Scott started playing. So far, eleven people have been hospitalized with cardiac arrest and eight have died. Three hundred people were treated injured as a result of the incident.
The Houston Chronicle reported that the event – which spanned two days – was attended by 50,000 people and considered "one of theThe deadliest concerts in US history. "
"We had a mass casualty event here at Astroworld," said Houston Fire Department chief Samuel Peña. "We had people who fell out and passed out."
"I've heard of other events like this in football, but not here, not at events like this," said Peña.
The fatal incident allegedly happened around 9 p.m. when Scott's set came to an end and fans crowded onto the stage. According to The Houston Chronicle, SCott stopped several times during his set when he spotted fans in need and asked security to help them out of the crowd.
Shortly afterwards the "Mass accident" is said to have occurred around 9:38 pm as the crowd hurried forward. It was reported that 55 The Houston Fire Department responded and began resuscitation of the injured.
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"It happened all of a sudden," said Larry Satterwhite, assistant chief of police in Houston. "It seemed like it happened in a matter of minutes."
"The majority of the people transported were in their twenties," said Satterwhite. “We have parents who ask about teenagers. We're still working through everything. "
Scott has not yet commented publicly on the incident.
This is a developing story and we will update the situation as we learn more.