People Danced On Emergency Vehicles At Travis Scott Gig Where Eight People Died
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Footage shows festival goers at Astroworld, where at least eight people have died, dancing on the top of what look to be security buggies while they were attempting to go and help people. You can see the footage here (some readers may find the video distressing):
Clips shared on Twitter show people dancing on top of the buggies, while their emergency lights are on.
The clips have sparked outrage on social media, with one person writing: "It's like people don't care for their well-being or anyone else's!"
Another wrote: "They think they cool by doing that. Sickening behavior."
While a third said: "Literally jumping on emergency vehicles and stopping them from helping someone... it's disgusting."
At least eight people died and many others have been injured in a crowd surge at the festival in Houston, Texas.
A compression of the crowd toward the stage occurred just after 9pm local time on Friday (5 November) while rapper Travis Scott was performing, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena told reporters at a news conference.
He said: "The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries.
"People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic."
Officials transported 23 people to the hospital, including 11 who were in cardiac arrest, Pena said.
Around 300 people were treated for injuries such as cuts and bruises at the scene at NRG Park, where a field hospital had been set up.
The show was called off shortly after several people began suffering injuries, and the second and final day of the festival has been cancelled.
Earlier in the day, hundreds of people stormed the event's perimeter, knocking down metal detectors and a security screening area, according to ABC13.
However, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said the two incidents were not related and he urged people not to jump to conclusions as to what caused the surge.
"I think it's very important that none of us speculate. Nobody has all the answers tonight," Finner said.
"We're going to do an investigation and find out because it's not fair to the producers, to anybody else involved, until we determine what happened, what caused the surge.
"We don't know, but we will find out."
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