Astroworld Festival concert crush leaves at least eight dead

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Officials successful Texas accidental astatine slightest 8 radical are dormant and respective others injured successful a assemblage surge astatine the Astroworld Festival.

A compression of the assemblage toward the signifier occurred conscionable aft 9pm Friday portion rapper Travis Scott was performing, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters astatine a quality conference.

“The assemblage began to compress towards the beforehand of the stage, and that caused immoderate panic, and it started causing immoderate injuries,” the occurrence main said. “People began to autumn out, go unconscious, and it created further panic.”

The amusement was called disconnected soon aft respective radical began suffering injuries.

Officials transported 17 radical to the hospital, including 11 who were successful cardiac arrest, Peña said. Many radical were besides treated astatine the country astatine NRG Park, wherever a tract infirmary had been acceptable up.

Approximately 50,000 radical were successful attendance astatine the festival, Peña said.