At the Astroworld festival in Houston which was held in an open environment, it was learned that about 50,000 people were present, where 8 of them lost their lives and many others were injured while rapper Travis Scott was on stage. A large number of people who were at the concert began to push each other to reach each other on stage. The mess that ensued later resulted in fatal consequences where many people fell unconscious, some of them squeezing in inability to avoid the crowd, and others suffered a heart attack. About 23 people were rushed to hospital, of which 11 are in critical condition and 8 others could not survive. Among the critically ill patients is a 10-year-old. Houston police and event security staff immediately stopped the concert as soon as they noticed things were spiraling out of control, but the biggest damage had been done. The cause of the crowd’s reaction is still unknown, but authorities are investigating to find out what caused it. The media have reported that Kylie Jenner was present at the concert together with her daughter Stormi, as well as her sister Kendall Jenner. None of them were injured.
There were also reactions on twitter neither from the organizers of the festival nor from the rapper Travis Scott himself. In a statement on Twitter Saturday morning, festival organizers said: “Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight, especially those we lost and their loved ones” and that: “We are focused on supporting local officials no matter how we can. “
The rapper also reacted with a status where he said that he is absolutely devastated by what happened last night and also that: “My prayers go to the families and all those who were affected by what happened at the Astroworld Festival. The Houston PD has my full support as they continue to consider the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support families in need. “Thank you to the Houston DP, the Department of Firefighters and NRG Park for their prompt response and support.”