at the minimum 8 Dead And Many Injured At Travis Scott’s Astroworld Music Fe…

at the minimum 8 dead and many injured at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Music Festival

at the minimum eight people were killed and many were injured in a grind during the opening night of the Astroworld music festival on Friday in Houston, officials said.

Officials declared a ‘mass casualty incident’ just after 9 p.m. Friday during the festival where an estimated 50,000 people were in attendance, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters at a news conference.

“The crowd for at any rate reason began to push and surge towards the front of the stage, which caused the people in the front to be compressed they were unable to escape that situation,” Peña said.

The Houston Chronicle said Scott stopped a number of times during his 75-minute performance when he spotted fans in distress near the front of the stage. He asked security to make sure they were okay and help them out of the crowd.

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