8 Die in Stampede at Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas
8 Killed, Several Injured in Crowd Surge at Houston Music Festival
Houston, Texas – Eight people were killed in a stampede at a music festival in Houston on Friday evening.
Fans attending the Astroworld Festival at the NRG Park stadium surged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott triggering a panic.
According to the authorities, an estimated 50,000 people attended the sold-out, two-day event. Scott founded the Astroworld Festival in 2018, and it has taken place each year since, except in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
While it is not clear what set the crowd in motion, the authorities confirmed that eight people died in the stampede. Seventeen other people were taken to hospitals. The authorities said 11 patients were in cardiac arrest.
The identities of those who died were not immediately disclosed.
If a loved one was a victim of the Astroworld Festival stampede, contact the personal injury law firm of Joel A. Gordon & Associates at Click to call: 281-943-5555 for legal representation. Under Texas law, parents, spouse, and children are entitled to bring wrongful death claims. Those injured can also bring claims for their injuries, medical expenses, and other damages.