At the very least eight persons are lifeless, together with, reportedly, a ten 12 months previous boy, 23 hospitalized, and a whole bunch extra handled for accidents after Travis Scott’s Astroworld pageant in Houston final evening at NRG Park.
In response to picture and video accounts on social media, the pageant had been experiencing lapses in safety and security all through the day, starting with a stampede by entrance safety lower than an hour after the pageant started.
XXL shared a video from the doorway the place a large bottleneck precipitated folks to be trampled upon entry, whereas Mycah Hatfield from native ABC 13 shared a video from the next safety checkpoint the place there have been solely three workers current to, presumably, examine credentials from incoming attendees.
— XXL Journal (@XXL) November 5, 2021
As we had been arriving to the Astroworld Pageant at NRG Park proper at 2:00, a stampede burst by the gates. A whole bunch of individuals destroyed the VIP safety entrance, bypassing the checkpoint. Individuals had been trampled. Some had been detained.
(Excuse any language chances are you’ll hear) pic.twitter.com/d0m2rjqAAk
— Mycah Hatfield (@MycahABC13) November 5, 2021
In response to KHOU 11 information, throughout Scott’s set, which started at 8:45, “the group started to compress towards the entrance of the stage and that precipitated panic and folks had been getting injured. HFD transported 17 folks to hospitals. 11 of these transported had been in cardiac arrest.”
HFD Chief Sam Pena: At round 9 or 9:15, the group started to compress towards the entrance of the stage and that precipitated panic and folks had been getting injured. HFD transported 17 folks to hospitals. 11 of these transported had been in cardiac arrest.
— KHOU 11 Information Houston (@KHOU) November 6, 2021
One account from an ICU nurse who was in attendance describes the pandemonium as she fell unconscious in the course of the live performance on account of all of the folks pushing ahead. She was crowdsurfed towards the entrance the place she was taken “to a bit part behind GA” the place others had been being handled for accidents.
In response to her account, a number of folks had been unconscious and receiving CPR, some who didn’t require it as she describes nobody was checking pulses. Medical tools was additionally allegedly sparse and people who had been put in cost had been un- or under-trained to deal with the state of affairs.
In spite of everything of this, Astroworld launched an announcement at round 6am native time providing the equal of ideas and prayers, and introduced that the second day of the pageant could be cancelled. Replies had been turned off.
— ASTROWORLD FEST (@astroworldfest) November 6, 2021
Scott shared his personal assertion this morning, actually providing his prayers. “Houston PD has my whole assist as they proceed to look into the tragic lack of life.”
— TRAVIS SCOTT (@trvisXX) November 6, 2021
Photograph through Rukes.com