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At Houston’s Astroworld Festival, 11 people were hospitalised with cardiac arrest

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  • Around eight people were killed, and dozens of others were injured in a crowd rush at the Astroworld Festival in Texas.
  • According to Pea, 17 individuals were brought to the hospital, 11 of whom were in cardiac arrest. 
  • Houston Police Chief Troy Finner asked people to be calm and avoid jumping to conclusions about what caused the influx.

According to officials, around eight people were killed, and dozens of others were injured in a crowd rush at the Astroworld Festival in Texas.

According to Samuel Pea, Houston Fire Chief, the surge began shortly after 9 p.m. on Friday while artist Travis Scott was performing.

“The crowd started to compress towards the front of the stage, producing some fear and resulting in some injuries,” the fire chief explained. “People began to fall out and became unconscious, which added to the panic.”

Shortly after numerous people were injured, the event was called off.

According to Pea, 17 individuals were brought to the hospital, 11 of whom were in cardiac arrest. In addition, a field hospital had been built up at NRG Park, and several individuals were treated there.

Approximately 50,000 attendees attended the festival, according to Pea.

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According to the fire chief, officials didn’t know the reasons for the eight persons who died right away. A medical examiner would perform an autopsy. As of early Saturday, the body had not been recognised.

Officials set up a reunification centre at a hotel for family members who couldn’t get in touch with relatives in attendance.

At least 8 deaths have been confirmed at the opening  night of Travis Scotts Astroworld Festival.

Astroworld was supposed to be a two-day music festival in Houston on Friday and Saturday. However, according to the Astroworld website, the event was sold out. As a result, the performances scheduled for Saturday have been postponed.

According to Pea, medical teams were stationed at the festival by event organisers, but they were “immediately overwhelmed” once the crowds arrived.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner asked people to be calm and avoid jumping to conclusions about what caused the influx.

“I believe none of us must speculate. Tonight, no one has all the answers,” Finner remarked. He also stated that officials would investigate many rumours surrounding the tragedy.

“We’re going to look into it and find out,” he said, “because it’s not fair to the producers, to anyone else involved, until we figure out what happened, what caused the surge.” “We don’t know,” says the narrator, “but we’ll find out.”

Source: Firstpost

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