Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival turns into mass casualty incident Friday night, Houston Fire Department says – .

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Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival turns into mass casualty incident Friday night, Houston Fire Department says – .


HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) – Several people were injured on the opening night of a major weekend music festival at NRG Park, according to the Houston Fire Department. Dozens of ambulances, several Doctors and other staff were seen looking after people at the third annual Astroworld festival, a sold-out concert featuring several acts.
“@HoustonFire is currently at the scene near NRG after receiving reports of multiple civilian injuries,” HFD tweeted on Friday evening.

The view from SkyEye’s sky showed intense fire and police activity in the event area as it wrapped up for the night after 10 p.m. on Friday.

CPR has been performed on at least two people, according to Houston Fire Department officials.

Police were also seen setting up a crime scene tape around part of the park early on Saturday.

As of midnight on Saturday, it was not yet clear how many people had been injured, how the injuries occurred or what exactly happened.

This is a developing story and will be updated.

The reported injuries come hours after a massive crowd stormed the perimeter of NRG Park previously, creating a chaotic situation for security and event staff.

Several fans were trampled on Friday afternoon as hundreds rushed into the event’s perimeter, knocking down metal detectors and a security checkpoint.

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ABC13 reporter Mycah Hatfield was near the entrance on Friday afternoon as the crowds approached, and said security staff were able to pull some people away from the entrance before the crowd walked through the doors.

The 100,000 tickets for the event sold out within an hour of going on sale in May.

Travis Scott, the popular rapper and organizer, started the Astroworld Festival in 2018. Like most other big events, it was canceled in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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