Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival is “safer” than the World Series.
Eight were killed and hundreds were injured after about 50,000 spectators were compressed towards the stage.
The cause of death of the eight killed has not yet been clarified.
Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner said the city will be at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival on Saturday and Friday. World Series, We pledge “thorough review and investigation” of fatal events.
“It was safer than a World Series match,” said the tuner. Told the New York Times In a telephone interview on Saturday.
Turner said he knew Scott’s sister, mother and grandmother, but wasn’t intimate with Scott. Houston police sent hundreds of police officers to the event, in addition to about 250 non-police guards, he told the outlets.
Eight people were killed and hundreds were injured when Scott appeared at the festival late Friday. The cause of death of the victim has not yet been clarified. As the insider reported earlier, At around 9:38 pm, about 50,000 people were compressed towards the stage... According to Houston Fire Chief Samuel Penha, while Scott is playing at NRG Park.
The Houston Mayor’s Office told The Times that he died between the ages of 16 and 23. The youngest person injured was 10 years old.
“The audience began to squeeze in front of the stage, which caused panic and injuries,” Penha said. “People began to drop out and became unconscious, which caused further panic.”
Video posted on Twitter by ABC13 reporter Mycah Hatfield Showed fans an overwhelming venue entrance, including “hundreds” of people who “destroyed” the VIP security entrance Others have bypassed the checkpoint.
A total of 17 people were taken to a nearby hospital and 11 experienced cardiac arrest. NBC DFW.. According to the report, more than 300 people were treated at a field hospital in NRG Park.
Turner told The Times on Saturday that it was too early to tell if security measures were in place at the event.
“We will draw all sorts of conclusions until a thorough review and investigation,” the Times said.
“We know there were some cases of cardiac arrest. What was the cause?” He said.
“I don’t want to go for drug overdose,” he added. “We are investigating all potential causes of this incident or the cause of cardiac arrest. We have not removed anything from the table.”
Scott In a statement sent via Twitter on Saturday, he said he was “absolutely devastated.” By the incident.
“I’m absolutely overwhelmed by what happened last night,” he said. “My prayers are directed to families and everyone affected by what happened at the Astroworld Festival.”
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