Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival Canceled with 8 Dead and Hundreds Injured

Houston authorities are currently investigating the "mass casualty event."

By Shelby Stewart November 6, 2021

Day two of Astroworld Festival gets canceled due to "mass casualty event."

Image: Marco Torres

At least eight people died and hundreds more were injured when a rampage broke out during Friday night of rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival, authorities said.

According to Fire Chief Samuel Peña, the incident began around 9:15 p.m., when concert-goers moved towards the front of the stage for Scott's headline performance

“People started to fall out, become unconscious and it created additional panic," Peña said.

At least 23 people were rushed to a hospital, some young as 10-years-old. Of those hospitalized, 11 were in cardiac arrest, and 300 people were treated at a field hospital on the scene. 

Videos on social media have surfaced of concert-goers passed out on the festival grounds, as the concert continued, while other videos show people being rushed out on gurneys.

Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said during the press conference Saturday that "Nobody could dream of this. I think it’s important that no one speculates. We have none of the answers tonight,” he exclaimed. 

The Astroworld Festival team released a statement early Saturday, regarding the casualties.  

"Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival Family tonightespecially those who we lost and their loved ones," the statement reads. "We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind, the festival will no longer be held on Saturday."

This story is still developing. 

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