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Tragedy at music festival in the USA: Several people die as a superstar is on stage

At least eight people died and others were injured during a performance by rapper Travis Scott in the United States. Now the artist speaks up himself.

  • At the music festival Astroworld in Houston (US state Texas) there was a mass panic on Friday evening (local time).
  • At least eight people died, others were injured and hospitalized.
  • 50,000 people attended the festival, organized by rapper Travis Scott.

Update from November 6th, 8:00 p.m.: After at least eight people died on Friday evening in a mass panic at a music festival in Houston, there are now first eyewitness reports. The rapper Travis Scott, who organized the event and during whose appearance the panic broke out, also speaks out. The 29-year-old wrote on Twitter that he was devastated. “My prayers go out to the families and all those who are affected by the events of the Astroworld Festival.” Of course, he is working with all authorities to get to the bottom of this tragic loss.

In addition to the eight dead, there are also over 300 injured and damaged people, such as Sarai S. She confessed to the news channel CNN that for a moment during the concert she thought her end had now come. “I was just pushed around for at least 15 minutes,” said the American. You then saw a 17-year-old who was carried out of the crowd. A 14-year-old who could no longer breathe. And in front of her a person with a laceration. She felt like she was drowning in a “pool filled with people”.

After Travis Scott performance: Several dead at US music festival

Update from November 6th, 1:10 p.m.: The investigations into the cause of the accident are still ongoing. It is now clear that in addition to the at least eight people killed, 300 others were injured. District judge Lina Hildago says that there were many very young people among the victims. Some would have been only ten years old. The Houston police have also set up a hotline to help establish contact between families.

Dead after mass panic at Travis Scott appearance: Police evaluate video recordings

Update from November 6th, 10:00 a.m .: The Houston police are now evaluating video recordings to get to the bottom of the causes of the accident. 50,000 people attended the festival. All other performances planned for Saturday have now been canceled.

Update from November 6th, 8:57 am: The AFP news agency quoted the head of the Houston fire department Samuel Peña: “The crowd began to huddle in front of the stage, which caused panic and injuries.” 17 people were admitted to the hospital. Eleven of them went into cardiac arrest.

At US festival: At least eight dead after mass panic

First report from November 6th, 8:42 am: Several US media reported unanimously that there were at least eight deaths at the Astroworld Festival in the state of Texas. CNN cites the Houston Fire Department. When rapper Travis Scott appeared on Friday evening, the crowd moved further and further towards the stage. This has led to a mass panic. In addition to the dead, there are also numerous injured.

The Houston Fire Department tweeted that a collection center for families and their loved ones has been set up in a hotel in the meantime.

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