November 06, 2021

Tragedy: 8 killed in crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Fest

At least eight people were killed and hundreds more injured Friday night following a crowd surge during Travis Scott’s set at the rapper’s Astroworld festival in Houston, CNN reports. More than 300 people were treated for injuries following the incident, with 23 people taken to area hospitals, 11 in critical condition, including a 10-year-old boy. The incident occurred around 9 p.m. during Scott’s set, with the crowd compressing toward the stage, causing “total chaos,” KHOU reported. Scott’s set at the sold-out festival was streamed live on Apple Music. Scott briefly paused his performance as ambulances streamed into the venue, with the concert being ultimately stopped by organizers and authorities. The Saturday lineup of the two-day festival was also canceled.