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Festivalgoers Describe The Chaos At Astroworld

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Festivalgoers Describe The Chaos At Astroworld

Festivalgoers at Astroworld, where eight people died, have talked about the chaos that unfolded on Friday night.

Eight people have died and many more were left injured when in a crowd surge during a set by Travis Scott at the festival in Houston, Texas.

As of yesterday, 13 people were still hospitalised including a 10-year-old who is in a 'critical condition'.

Some of those who were at Astroworld on Friday have now spoken about the chaos that took place.

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Madeline Eskins, who attended the festival with her boyfriend Sam, told Buzzfeed that felt like she was 'going to die' during the crush.

She told the publication: "I mean, the amount of pushing. People rush the stage whenever Travis comes on.

"They have mosh pits - I'm used to that. This was something completely different. I mean, nothing could've prepared me for this."

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She went on: "I tried to look at my boyfriend; I couldn't even turn my head to look at him.

"I told him I needed to get out of there. He was like, 'we can't.' And then I, honestly, I thought I was going to die."

Fellow festivalgoer Tre Pixley told Buzzfeed that it had been 'far more outrageous' than other live music events he had attended.

Tre told the news outlet he had been pushed to the ground and couldn't get back onto his feet for two songs during Scott's gig.

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He said: "If it weren't for two complete strangers who risked their own lives to help me and the others on the floor, I could have been very seriously injured or worse."

Speaking to CNN, Sarai Sierra said she became trapped and saw someone having a seizure right in front of her.

"I truly thought that if I fell it would've been the end of me," Sierra told CNN. "It felt like we were drowning in a pool filled of just people."

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Scott has expressed his grief over the incident, saying he is 'devastated' and promising to 'assist' the families of the victims.

Speaking in a clip uploaded to Instagram, Scott said: "My fans really mean the world to me and I always want to leave them with a positive experience.

"Anytime I can make out anything that's going on, ya know, I stop the show and you know, help them get the help they need. I could just never imagine the severity of the situation."

Scott's Instagram story continued: "To the ones that was lost last night, we're working right now to ID the families so we can help assist them through this tough time.

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"I'm honestly just devastated... I could never imagine anything like this just happening."

Featured Image Credit: Alamy

Topics: US News

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