Horrifying Scene Unfolds During Music Festival Leaving 8 Confirmed Dead
Over the weekend a horrifying scene unfolded during the Astroworld music festival in Houston, Texas.
It’s been a while since we’ve had a catastrophe at a music show and thankfully, they’re fewer and more far in between when they do happen.
At the way too overcrowded concert featuring Travis Scott and Drake, several people passed out and died while in attendance of the concert.
According to CBS,
The “mass casualty incident” occurred after 9 p.m. Friday night when a crowd began to “compress” toward the front of the stage, “and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries,” Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña said early Saturday at a press conference.
“People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic,” he said.
A source close to Astroworld told CBS News police are looking into a drug spiking incident in a targeted area of the festival — a targeted attack on innocent people, including a child. The crowd surge was from panic because people were running for safety, the source said.
Seventeen people were taken to the hospital, including 11 in cardiac arrest. Peña said authorities won’t know the cause of the eight deaths until the medical examiner has completed his investigation.
What seems to have happened is what is known as “crowd crush”. This is something that happened when too many people are all packed in too closely to one another which creates a situation where people can’t get enough oxygen and end up passing out, or in this case, dying.
I don’t know if that is exactly what killed these individuals, but it most certainly led to their deaths.
There are some reports that suggest that more than 100 people had passed out and 300+ injured during the festival.
Travis Scott issued an “apology” through video in which he never actually apologized and pretended to be heartbroken over what transpired. He claims that he didn’t know what was going on, but there is no way he didn’t know, especially he can be seen here on video watching an unconscious man being crowd-surfed to safety.
— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) November 6, 2021
There is already one lawsuit for this and I imagine there will be several more or either one big class action lawsuit.