UPDATE (2:50 AM EST) – Houston Fire Department Chief Sam Pena confirmed that at least eight people had passed away and many were injured during the headlining set after people started pushing towards the front of the stage. Around 17 people were transported to the hospital – 11 of those suffering from cardiac arrest. The festival will not take place tomorrow as originally planned.
Police have opened an investigation into the situation as “many questions remain.”
Several people were taken to local hospitals in Houston from Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival on Friday night. Some festival-goers were suffering from injuries related to trampling and others from drug overdoses.
Videos and photos of the festival emerged on social media showing dire scenes of a stampede of people rushing into the festival grounds earlier in the day as well as fans receiving CPR. No deaths have been confirmed by authorities.
Many of those that attended the festival have expressed disdain for the lack of safety measures at the festival grounds on social media.
i got fucking trampled at #astroworldfest & had to get pulled out by security, screaming murder to get me out & almost passed out. WTF happened & why the fuck wasn’t it staffed well. 11 people died & teenagers were doing cpr on dead bodies bro. hope those people rest in peace
— b (@Batoolllaaa) November 6, 2021
there’s more to it but this is astrofest 21. pic.twitter.com/RUaPN75Bs4
— mamas🖤🖤 (@madddeline_) November 6, 2021
Tonight was hands down the scariest night of my life. Ppl passing out left and right, their lifeless bodies crowd surfed to the front. Ppl literally suffocating to death. Complete madness. Prayers to the families of those that passed at #ASTROWORLDFest tonight.
— Hailey (@luvvhailey) November 6, 2021
This is a developing story.