Updated: Feb 24
Written by: Kaylee Samuels
Travis Scott was performing on stage when all of a sudden he stopped due to flashing lights and an ambulance.
The artist was quite confused at first, as he didn’t know what was going on. It turned out to be a fire at the Houston Stadium and the entire crowd huddled together close to the stage.
This event had been sold out, with over 50,000 tickets bought.
This incident began around 9 o’clock as the show was still going on. Drake had just come out on stage for a surprise performance.
People were overwhelmed which had led to panic attacks and people began to lay unconscious. It was very chaotic at that point in time.
Many people had to receive CPR, and the tragedy did not end there. The executive chief, named Larry Satterwhite, said the following:
“Once we started having the mass casualty incident, they were starting CPR on several people, and it happened all at once. It seemed like it happened over the course of just a few minutes. Suddenly, we had several people down on the ground experiencing some type of cardiac arrest or some type of medical episode."
Police and security had stopped the performance, due to the fact that it was overwhelming and Travis could not go on with his concert while people were in that state of mind.
The final result of the incident was over 300 people being rushed to the hospital. Many were in critical condition, and 8 lost their lives. One patient was only 10 years old.
The exact reasons for some of the deaths experienced are still unknown. More information will come out soon.
Travis had canceled his 2 day show because of the results led by his performance.
The Festival organizers had said, "our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight especially those we lost and their loved ones.”
Hopefully the family’s who lost their loved ones will get better, and everyone who experienced this will recover.
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