Eight Dead, Dozens Injured at Travis Scott Show

There was a fatal crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, TX

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BY Alex HudsonPublished Nov 6, 2021

At least eight people have died and many more were injured last night (November 5) at Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston, TX.

The incident took place during Scott's performance, when a large crowd surged forward towards the stage. Injuries and fatalities occurred in the ensuing panic. The rapper posted a message on social media, saying that he is working with Houston police and the local community as they examine the incident. He wrote that he's "absolutely devastated by what took place last night," and that his "prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened."

The New York Times reports that about 50,000 people were in attendance at Houston's NRG Park. Over 300 people were treated by medical personnel on site, while 23 more were taken to hospital. Of those patients, 11 were reportedly in cardiac arrest.

The festival was scheduled to run over two nights, but tonight's event has been cancelled. The festival announced the cancellation and addressed the tragedy in a message posted on social media:

Causes of death for the deceased have not been announced, and the exact details of what caused the surge currently aren't clear. Police are investigating the matter.

According to attendees, Scott paused the show several times to point out fans who required help. Festival organizer Live Nation ended the show early.

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