Complete coverage: 8 dead in crowd surge at Astroworld Festival
A crowded music festival in Houston turned deadly late Friday when a crush of concertgoers surged toward the stage where rapper Travis Scott was performing, officials said, leaving at least eight people dead and scores injured.
The crowd surge victims include a 14-year-old who loved baseball, two friends celebrating a 21st birthday and a 27-year-old attending the concert with his fiancee. Here’s what we know about the victims.
Videos from the concert, where an estimated 50,000 people gathered, show attendees pleading for the event to end. Here’s what those videos show.
A criminal investigation is underway in Houston as law enforcement officials seek to understand how the deaths occurred.
Travis Scott’s concerts are known for their wild energy and the Astroworld Festival, launched in 2018, has become his signature event. Scott’s partner Kylie Jenner said early Sunday that he was unaware “of any fatalities until the news came out after the show.”
Fatal crowd surges at concerts continue, despite calls for tighter standards and security, experts say. Here’s a history of these events.