November 5theat Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, a stampede on Friday killed eight people and injured hundreds more.
The killings occurred on the opening night of the festival, which takes place annually at Houston’s NRG Park. When Travis was performing on his Utopia Mountain stage.
The injuries were reportedly caused by a crowd, but what exactly does that mean? Let’s take a closer look at what happened.
On Friday night at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, a minimum of eight people were killed in a mass casualty event in Houston.
Early Saturday morning, at a press conference, Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena detailed the incident.
What is the meaning of the surge of crowds?
A crowd is a large, rapid gathering of people moving together in close proximity.
A stampede, which is a frenzied stampede of humans or animals, is extremely similar.
Also, where a large crowd gathers, waves of crowds occur. Like during concerts, sporting events or protests.
What happened in Astroworld?
A rush of people occurred around 9:15 pm in the middle of Travis Scott’s Astroworld presentation. Resulting in eight deaths and around 300 people injured.
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena explained, “The crowd started to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic and started to cause some injuries.”
“People started falling over, losing consciousness and creating additional panic,” he continued.
After the unfortunate catastrophe, the second day of the Astroworld concert did not take place.
In 2020, at NRG Park in Texas, the festival was held this year after being postponed. From the COVID-19 pandemic, and for Saturday night it has been rescheduled.
Eight dead and more than a hundred wounded
The fire chief went into more detail about the accidents at the event and the deaths that occurred, in a statement.
“We have at least eight confirmed deaths tonight … and we had dozens of people who were injured here at this event,” he said.
He confirmed that 17 people had been sent to local hospitals. 11 of the 17 people went into cardiac arrest.
NRG Park also has a hospital where people with minor cuts and bruises can be treated.
Also, Kendall and Kylie Jenner, according to a source, were at the festival on Friday night but were unharmed.