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    8 dead, several injured at Astroworld Festival in Houston – Honolulu, Hawaii

    Honolulu, Hawaii 2021-11-06 05:05:00 –

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      Travis Scott will perform on the first day of the Astroworld Music Festival.

    Houston >> Texas officials say at least eight people were killed and several were injured in the crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival.

    Houston fire chief Samuel Penha told reporters at a press conference that crowds were squeezed towards the stage after 9 pm today, played by rapper Travis Scott.

    “The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, which caused some panic, and it began to cause some injuries,” said the chief of fire. “People began to drop out and became unconscious, which caused further panic.”

    The show was canceled shortly after several began to get injured.

    Authorities transferred 17 people to the hospital, including 11 in cardiac arrest, Penha said. Many people were treated at the site of NRG Park, where the field hospital was set up.

    According to Penha, about 50,000 people participated in the festival.

    The fire chief added that authorities were not immediately aware of the cause of death for the eight people who died. A coroner will investigate. The deceased was not identified at the beginning of Saturday.

    Officials have set up a unified center at the hotel for families who attended the festival and were unable to contact their relatives.

    Astroworld is a two-day music festival scheduled to take place in Houston today and Saturday. According to the Astroworld website, the event has been sold out.

    Event promoters arranged for medical units to appear at the festival, but when the crowd began to surge, those units were “immediately overwhelmed,” Penha said.

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