Astroworld offers “Thoughts and Prayers” then disables answers after at least 8 kills

Astroworld offers “Thoughts and Prayers” then disables answers after at least 8 kills

At least eight people have reportedly died, including a 10-year-old boy, 23 hospitalized and hundreds of others treated for injuries after Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston last night at NRG Park.

According to photo and video accounts on social media, the festival faced security concerns throughout the day, starting with a stampede through security gates less than an hour after the festival started.

XXL shared a video of the entrance where a huge bottleneck caused people to be trampled upon entering, while Mycah Hatfield of the local ABC 13 shared a video of the next security checkpoint where only three staff members were there to presumably steal credentials of incoming attendees. check .

According to KHOU 11 news, during Scott’s set, which started at 8:45 am, “the crowd started to squeeze towards the front of the stage and that caused panic and people were injured. HFD transported 17 people to hospitals. 11 of those transported had a cardiac arrest.”

A report from an ICU nurse who was present describes the pandemonium when she was knocked unconscious during the concert by all the people pushing forward. She was crowdsurfed forward, where she was taken “to a small area behind GA” where others were treated for injuries.

According to her account, several people were unconscious and receiving CPR, some who didn’t need it because she describes no one checking the heart rate. Medical equipment was also reportedly in short supply and those put in charge were not or insufficiently trained to deal with the situation.

After all this, Astroworld released a statement with the equivalent of thoughts and prayers around 6 a.m. local time, announcing that the second day of the festival would be canceled. Answers were disabled.

Scott shared his own statement this morning and literally offered his prayers. “Houston PD has my full support as they continue to investigate the tragic loss of life.”

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