fbpx
Monday, November 29, 2021
No menu items!

At least eight killed, many injured in crush at Texas music festival

At least eight people were killed and many were injured in a crush when fans surged toward the stage during the opening night of the Astroworld music festival on Friday (November 5) in Houston, officials said.

Aerial images of NRG park earlier in the day showed large crowds gathering to gain access to the concert.

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña confirmed the casualty figures at an early morning news conference outside NRG Park.

Peña said that at around 9 p.m. the crowd that had gathered for a performance by rapper Travis Scott began to push toward the front of the stage, causing panic and injuries.

The fire department transported 17 people to hospitals, and 11 of those transported were in cardiac arrest.

It was not yet clear what caused the disaster.

Live Nation, the event organizer, and Astroworld did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

A crowd of 50,000 showed up for the two-day event, Peña said. The second day of the festival has been canceled.

(Production: Kia Johnson, Arlene Eiras)

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest News

Louis Vuitton designer Virgil Abloh dies

Virgil Abloh, fashion's highest profile Black designer and the creative mind behind Louis Vuitton's menswear collection, died...

SUGAR LAND TOWN SQUARE RINGS IN THE HOLIDAY SEASON WITH MAGICAL POP-UP EXPERIENCE

Sugar Land Town Square is bringing the magic of the season to the square with a special holiday pop-up, Santa’s Sugar Land, featuring...

India’s Modi orders review of reopening on Omicron COVID concerns

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi told officials on Saturday (November 27) to review plans to ease travel restrictions as concerns rise over...

Vaughan says he is sorry for pain felt by former team mate Rafiq

Former England captain Michael Vaughan said he is sorry for all the hurt Azeem Rafiq has experienced following his ex-Yorkshire team mate's...

China-U.S. pairs have bittersweet night at world table tennis championships

Two China-U.S. pairs had different fates during the round of 16 in the mixed doubles at the world table tennis championships held...

More Articles Like This