Danish Baig was one of the eight victims who lost their lives in the recent Astroworld concert in Houston.
Family’s reaction of Danish Baig –
Danish Baig and his fiancée Olivia Swingle went to attend the concert. He lost his life while trying to save Olivia from the ruthless crowd. Ammar Baig who is Danish’s older brother tells PEOPLE- “He managed to get it to where she was able to get. Somehow, the ambulance managed to get to her and then, by the time they got to my brother, they tried resuscitating him. And they said that before they got to the hospital, he couldn’t make it.” He also added, “People started hitting them, people started hitting his fiancée, started (doing) a lot of things to her. She’s bruised up, and he was trying to save her. And no one there was there to help him.”
Danish Baig traveled from Dallas to Houston to attend Travis Scott’s concert. His brother Basil Baig who attended the concert with him wrote about their tragic loss on Facebook. He said, “My brother was killed in this horrendous Astroworld event that was managed poorly and supervised by such horrible people.” He also added, “I was there and I wasn’t able to save my brother”.
The official Instagram handle of KHOU 11 News Houston posted a heart-breaking video of Basil Baig. In the video, he is seen crying for his brother and says, “Travis Scott and his team and everyone associated in the event should and WILL BE HELD RESPONSIBLE. He [didn’t] stop the show even with people chanting to stop the show. He allowed it. This was a blood bath and all of it is on his hands”.
The poorly organised event-
Various videos have been going viral on Instagram proving that the event was very poorly organized. In one of the disturbing videos, the paramedics were taking an injured person to the hospital right in front of Travis Scott while he didn’t stop singing. It is also reported that the number of people was much more than the normal capacity of the venue. A huge crowd of people was shouting at the organizers, bodyguards, and cameramen to stop the event but they did not stop immediately. It is questionable how neither Travis Scott nor his team saw Ambulances enter the area.
Kylie Jenner, who was present at the concert, posted a story on Instagram while the ambulance was clearly visible in the video, it is surprising that she did not react to it but went on to record the event.
Survivors talked about their experiences
People have posted about their experiences on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook. Alex Guavin, who attended the concert told 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.”
Seanna Faith posted about her experience on Instagram and said, “It got tighter. Impossible to breathe, as our lungs were compressed between the bodies of those surrounding us. More people began to scream for help, some began to collapse. The music continued.” She also wrote how she tried to reach for help but nobody helped her.
Anita Amper (23) said to CNN, “everything started to happen. People just went berserk. I realized that people were dying,”
Many people are blaming Travis and his team for the stampede. People are furious over the incident and they want them to be held accountable for everything. However, an investigation is still going on while the families of many victims have decided to file complaints against the organizers and the singer.