A 2019 tragedy has happened all over again, only much worse.
Friday night, at least eight people were killed during a music festival in Houston.
According to reports, the individuals were crushed as the crowd surged toward the stage at the Astroworld music festival.
In 2019, three people were injured during Astroworld Festival hosted by Travis Scott.
Thankfully, only three people were injured during that event.
They were not so lucky this time.
Friday night, the situation played out all over again, only it was far more tragic.
Houston Fire Chief Sam Pena stated, “People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic.
“This was a tragic night,”
Lina Hidalgo, the Harris County judge added, “Our hearts are broken.
“People go to these events looking for a good time, a chance to unwind, to make memories.
“It’s not the kind of event you go to where you expect to find out about fatalities. … Obviously, this is the last place we want to be – especially after we’ve been through so much as a community.
“But we have incredibly capable law enforcement officials here.”
Reports stated that in addition to the casualties, there were at least 300 patients treated at an onsite field hospital and 23 people were transported to hospitals, 11 of which were in cardiac arrest while being transported…
The festival also commented…
— ASTROWORLD FEST (@astroworldfest) November 6, 2021
Several concertgoers posted comments about it after having escaped the crowd surge…
Thank you, someone pulled me and my girlfriend over the barricade and that's probably why we're alive
— Jacob (@jakekillelea) November 6, 2021
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Houston police are encouraging anyone with information regarding the event and tragedy to contact the Houston Police Department.
Source: Fox News