Astroworld incident: Eight people died while hundreds were left injured during the Astroworld music festival at NRG Stadium. At around 9:30 p.m., a crowd of people started pushing towards the stage, closer to where Travis Scott was performing. This created panic among people which led to a stampede. The place is reported to have accommodated much more people than its capacity.
The cause of death will be revealed after a thorough medical examination.
Here’s what we know about the victims of Astroworld incident-
Franco was a 21-year-old engineering student. He was studying Mechanical engineering technology. He was an active part of various college groups as told by one of the administrators at the University of Dayton (Ohio).
Jacob was the best friend of Franco. While talking about him, his father Rob said, “He was the sweetest kid you’d ever want to meet. (He had) the biggest heart in the world.”
John was a student at Memorial High School in Hedwig Village, Texas. He was in ninth grade.
Rudy was a 23-year-old medical assistant. His brother-in-law told PEOPLE that he wants justice for their tragic loss.
Danish who was 27 years old was crushed by the crowd while trying to save his fiancé, Olivia Swingle. Danish’s brother Basil Baig called the incident “Horrific” and said in a statement to ABC News that Travis Scott and his team must be held accountable for everything. While talking about his brother he said, “He was innocent young soul who would always put others before him. He was a hard-working man who loved his family and took care of us. He was there in a heartbeat for anything.”
Brianna was a Junior at Heights High School. She was a 16-year-old who loved dancing.
Madison was 23 years old. She lived in Houston but was originally from Texas. She studied at The University of Mississippi and had also worked at Houston Magazines. Her friend, Riley Dimeo wrote a heartfelt message about her and said, “There will forever be a piece of my heart missing. Words will never be able to describe the pain of losing my best friend, secret keeper, sissy, and soulmate, Madison Alexis Dubiski”.
After a lot of investigation, the eighth victim was identified as Alex Acosta (21) by his father. He was a student at Western Washington University and was studying computer programming. Alex lived in Washington but he went to Houston to attend the concert.
As many as 300 people were hospitalized while some are reported to be in critical conditions in the Astroworld incident.
Alex Guavin (23) who also went to the concert said to CNN- Once (concert) started, all hell broke loose. All of what is to be 50,000 people ran to the front, compressing everyone together with the little air available.”
Many other people have talked about watching people have panic attacks. A video in which a huge crowd of people is shouting at Travis to stop the concert is also going viral. But he and his team were too late in taking an action and this resulted in the loss of lives.
Travis took to his Instagram to tell that the investigation is still going on. He and his team are cooperating with the officials while everyone is deeply saddened by the Astroworld incident.