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    N.B. I have not posted the photos with the article as they show casualities (faces blurred).


    At least 8 dead in ‘mass casualty event’ at Travis Scott Astroworld concert


    At least eight people died and scores more were injured when chaos, including a crowd crush, broke out during opening night of rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Texas Friday, authorities said.
    A mass of concertgoers at Houston’s NRG Park “began to compress” to the front of the stage at around 9:15 p.m., causing mayhem and some people to get hurt, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told reporters early Saturday.
    “People started to fall out, become unconscious and it created additional panic,” Peña said during a press conference.
    At around 9:38 p.m. Peña said a “mass casualty incident” was triggered as the number of victims grew and emergency responders became overwhelmed.
    At least 23 people were rushed to a hospital, including a 10-year-old, authorities said. Of those hospitalized, 11 were in cardiac arrest. Some 300 people were treated at a field hospital on the scene.



    Astroworld medics were ‘overwhelmed’ by incident that left 8 dead at concert

    Medical crews at Houston’s NRG park were poorly trained and ill-equipped to treat people at rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival, where at least eight people were killed and nearly two dozen injured in a stampede Friday night, concertgoers said.
    Some 300 others were treated at a field hospital during the “mass casualty incident” at the scene after scores fell to the ground while Scott was performing, police said. At least 11 people were in cardiac arrest.

    Madeline Eskins, who was at the concert and confirmed to the Post that she’s an ICU nurse in Humble, Texas, posted on Instagram that she initially passed out during the crush near the stage. She said her unconscious body was apparently “crowdsurfed” out of the packed crowd and when she woke up, “I had a water bottle in my lap and had no clue what happened.”

    She looked around and saw that people were being carried out with their eyes rolled back, “bleeding from their nose and mouth” and ended up trying to help security check victims’ pulses. One had none.


    A security guard asked her to help and she found no emergency equipment, such as Ambu bags used to resuscitate people who can’t breathe or defibrillators used to shock hearts.
    “Some of these medical staff had little to no experience with CPR, didn’t know how to check a pulse, carotid or femoral,” Eskins wrote in her post. She said some people who had pulses were getting unneeded CPR, but there were not enough people to do CPR “on individuals that were actually pulseless.”
    “The medical staff didn’t have the tools to do their jobs,” she continued. “And despite the crowd around us trying to get someone to stop the concert, they just kept going. Even though Travis acknowledged that someone in the crowed needed an ambulance.”


    The show was shut down a short time later, after Drake had joined Scott on stage.
    Similar stories about untrained and ill-equipped staff were posted across social media. “I watched a girl die in front of me all because these ‘medics’ were so ill prepared,” a person who claimed to be a trained medic wrote on Reddit.

    Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite was near the front of the crowd and said it seemed the surge “happened all at once.”


    “Suddenly we had several people down on the ground, experiencing some type of cardiac arrest or some type of medical episode,” Satterwhite said. “And so we immediately started doing CPR, and moving people right then, and that’s when I went and met with the promoters, and Live Nation, and they agreed to end early in the interest of public safety.”
    Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena acknowledged that the medical personnel stationed at the event were quickly overwhelmed and credited the police and other emergency responders with quick action “trying to secure what was really a chaotic event.”

    It’s still not clear exactly what triggered the collapses and deaths. A medical examiner would investigate. The deceased had not been identified as of early Saturday. Officials set up a reunification center at a hotel for family members who had not been able to reach relatives who attended the show.


    While authorities said the injuries came after a surge in which a part of the crowd “began to compress” to the front of the stage at around 9:15 p.m., they also suggested something more nefarious might be involved.
    Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said authorities have “heard rumors of people injecting people with drugs” at the show, but added “I think it’s very important that none of us speculate.”

    A source close to concert organizers told The Post they believe that is what happened, pointing to a spate of “spiking” incidents at UK bars and clubs as an example of the sort of attack, and suggesting that the people who collapsed were all in the same area of the crowd.






    “This was a targeted attack on innocent people, including a child,” the source maintained. “People were being spiked against their own will. The crowd surge was from panic because people were running for safety.”
    Scott’s “content teams” will provide video taken by drones and on the ground to investigators, the source added.
    The two-day event’s 100,000 tickets sold out within an hour of going on sale in May. About 50,000 people were attending Friday night’s show. Saturday’s performances were canceled.


    The collapses followed several injuries earlier in the day, when a crowd rushed the VIP entrance and scrambled into the stadium without going through security checks.
    Finner said during a press conference it was too early to know if the deaths or injuries were the result of criminal activity, but his department will investigate any possibilities.
    “Until we determine what happened, what caused the surge, we don’t know,” Finner said ABC 13 reported. “We will find out. Is there anything criminal? We don’t know.”



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    But, thank goodness Kylie Jener was marked "safe" by People Magazine on sunday morning!!!!

    Page Six reached out for comment on everyone’s well being but have not yet heard back from reps.
    However, the Jenner sisters and Stormi were reported safe by People on Saturday morning.




    Another video shows Scott pausing his performance after finally noticing an ambulance in the audience. He points to the flashing lights and asks, “What the f–k is that?”
    A moment later he asks the crowd if they are “good” to put their “middle fingers” up, which they do, so Scott launches back into performance mode.
    It remains unclear where Kylie, Stormi and Kendall — and even if they knew what was happening — were when the tragedy unfolded.



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    omg i literally can’t, kylie posted an instagram story of the concert and you can CLEARLY SEE THE PARAMEDICS TRYING TO GET THROUGH LIKE WTF #ASTROWORLDFest #AstroWorld







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    Travis Scott ‘in tears’ after Astroworld melee, ‘had no idea what was going on’


    Travis Scott is highly distraught after his Astroworld Music Festival turned into a deadly melee Friday night in Houston, Texas.
    “He stopped the concert to make sure people were okay,” a source tells PageSix. “There is video of him carrying on when one person was carried off, but he didn’t realize what was going on. When he did he stopped the concert.
    “He’s really upset — he had no idea what was going on, he was on stage performing,” the source added. “He’s beside himself, I’ve never heard him like that. He was in tears.”

    We’re also told that girlfriend Kylie Jenner is “by his side right now and supporting him.”
    The pregnant makeup mogul was in attendance with three-year-old daughter, Stormi, who was seen watching her father, Scott, perform from afar shortly before the crowd began to “compress” towards the front of the stage.






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    Fans urged and pleaded with Travis Scott to stop the #ASTROFEST show amid the mass casualty event. He continues to sing.

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    https://twitter.com/i/status/1457068063791230992
    Travis seens an ambulance stuck in the crowd.


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    Fans collectively, loudly urge Travis Scott to stop his #ASTROWORLDFest show without success.




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    i got fucking trampled at #astroworldfest & had to get pulled out by security, screaming murder to get me out & almost passed out. WTF happened & why the fuck wasn’t it staffed well. 11 people died & teenagers were doing cpr on dead bodies bro. hope those people rest in peace.





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    I screamed for help so many times, alerted security, asked everyone in the crowd if there was anyone who was CPR certified. Every call went unanswered. I was told, “we already know, and we can’t do anything to stop the show, they’re streaming live” Disgusting. #ASTROWORLDFest
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    That "injecting" story sounds like those warning tales your mother would tell you about not sitting in the end seat at the movies in case someone jabbed you with heroin. I didn't know that was a real thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by faithanne View Post
    That "injecting" story sounds like those warning tales your mother would tell you about not sitting in the end seat at the movies in case someone jabbed you with heroin. I didn't know that was a real thing.
    I'm not sure it is given that they had to "bodysurf" the injured out of the crowd. Twitter id suggesting its the momanger trying to spin given Travis' history.
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    Gawd I'm glad I don't go to any big festivals or concerts anymore.

    This is just really weird, did the crowd start pushing forward and crushing people or was it something else?

    Quote Originally Posted by faithanne View Post
    That "injecting" story sounds like those warning tales your mother would tell you about not sitting in the end seat at the movies in case someone jabbed you with heroin. I didn't know that was a real thing.
    I didn't know that was a real thing either. Seems like a waste of perfectly good heroin.
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    Here - it was in the word salad

    "It’s still not clear exactly what triggered the collapses and deaths. A medical examiner would investigate. The deceased had not been identified as of early Saturday. Officials set up a reunification center at a hotel for family members who had not been able to reach relatives who attended the show.


    While authorities said the injuries came after a surge in which a part of the crowd “began to compress” to the front of the stage at around 9:15 p.m., they also suggested something more nefarious might be involved.
    Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said authorities have “heard rumors of people injecting people with drugs” at the show, but added “I think it’s very important that none of us speculate.”"
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    Well, I'm sure they'll be doing tox screens on everyone so that should be easy to confirm or dispel.
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    There were issues starting earlier on when crowds rushed the fence and tried to force their way in.
    I also keep reading eyewitness accounts saying the crowds were just super aggressive from the beginning. I don’t know if Travis Scott is known for drawing that this of crowd or if this was just bad luck. Plus there clearly wasn’t enough security to control the crowds and they kept the show going even though ambulances had been regularly driving through the crowd to go rescue people for a while and that’s not normal.
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    this is just weird to me. maybe it's a generational thing.

    i went to plenty of large festival type events in golden gate park back in the day. some were free concerts and others were not. i remember people crashing through breaks in the fence but certainly nothing like this. yuck.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sputnik View Post
    There were issues starting earlier on when crowds rushed the fence and tried to force their way in.
    I also keep reading eyewitness accounts saying the crowds were just super aggressive from the beginning. I don’t know if Travis Scott is known for drawing that this of crowd or if this was just bad luck. Plus there clearly wasn’t enough security to control the crowds and they kept the show going even though ambulances had been regularly driving through the crowd to go rescue people for a while and that’s not normal.
    He encourages dangerous crowd behavior and was previously arrested for essentially inciting a riot during one of his previous concerts.
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    I thought this was the tattooed guy the kartrashian with the DUH face(kortney?) is dating, guess not.
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    He's Kylie's baby daddy

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConstanceSpry View Post
    I thought this was the tattooed guy the kartrashian with the DUH face(kortney?) is dating, guess not.
    That's Travis Barker, who is actually quite a decent human being (but does have questionable taste in women).
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    This is really tragic. I read this morning that it has been typical of him to encourage this behavior. He wants his concerts to feel like "WWF events." A few years ago someone was paralyzed.

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    i hope he gets the shit sued out of him then.
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