At the very least eight folks have died and 17 others, together with a 10-year-old little one, have been transported to the hospital after being trampled at a panic-fueled stampede Saturday evening in Houston, Texas. The crush occurred through the opening-night set of Astroworld Pageant founder Travis Scott, whose livestream was halted because the panic ensued. Greater than 300 of the 50,000 folks in attendance had been reportedly handled at a area hospital on the grounds.
Police say at the least 11 of these injured suffered cardiac arrest after being crushed by a crowd making an attempt to flee a but unknown supply of panic throughout Scott’s set, which featured a particular look from Drake. “We had scores of people that had been injured,” Houston Hearth Chief Sam Peña advised reporters early Saturday morning. He stated the mass casualty incident occurred at round 9:15 p.m. native time when the group started to “compress towards the entrance of the stage,” in accordance with CNN. “Individuals started to fall out, turn into unconscious and it created extra panic,” he added.
Chief Lt. Larry Satterwhite, who was working close to the stage, described the scene to reporters. “It looks like it occurred with simply over the course of some minutes. All of the sudden we had a number of folks down on the bottom experiencing some sort of cardiac arrest or some sort of medical episode. We instantly began doing CPR.”
He stated medical workers onsite had been so overwhelmed they needed to ask folks within the crowd to manage CPR to revive injured concertgoers.
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