Astroworld Festival Tragedy Death Tolls

Astroworld Festival Tragedy Death Tolls

Houston’s local news station, KHOU has been providing updates regarding the Astroworld tragedy including the following information:

HOUSTON — The death toll has risen to 10 in the Astroworld Festival tragedy. We learned Sunday night that 9-year-old Ezra Blount died from injuries sustained during Travis Scott’s concert on Nov. 5.

Ezra’s death was announced by his family’s attorney on Sunday, Nov. 14.

What happened during Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival?

Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña said events started to escalate about 9:30 p.m. when a crowd surge took place during one of Travis Scott’s performances.

People were trampled, some went unconscious, and at least a few went into cardiac arrest during the chaos. KHOU 11 talked to several witnesses who reported being pushed and shoved as the crowd of 50,000 festivalgoers rushed toward the stage.

It’s been confirmed at least 300 concertgoers were treated on the scene, and 25 people were taken to the hospital with serious injuries. Eight people died that night.

Two others later died from injuries sustained during Scott’s show.

Doctors said being dehydrated or having an underlying condition, like asthma, can make the situation even more dangerous. On top of that, there were reports of people being trampled at the festival.

“Cardiac arrest simply means the heart stopping,” said Dr. George Williams, a critical care anesthesiologist with UTHealth Houston and LBJ Hospital. “In a situation like that, when the lungs are squeezed like they are in a crowd situation, oxygen levels drop very quickly and because of that, the person loses consciousness and their heart is not able to function like it should.”

For now, the individual causes of death for each victim have not been released.

Multiple agencies, including Houston Police Department and the FBI, have opened investigations into the cause of the crowd surge and whether it could have been prevented.

There were reports that a security guard had possibly been injected with a substance before going unconscious, but Houston Police Chief Troy Finner confirmed that those claims were false.


Hundreds Injured At Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park in Harris County

In addition to the 10 lives lost at the Astroworld Music Festival, hundreds of other concert attendees suffered injuries. There is an ongoing criminal investigation to discover what the cause of this mass casualty event truly was. The actions of festival organizers, rapper Travis Scott, Live Nation Entertainment, and others are all being investigated.


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