“At approximately 9 o’clock, 9:15, the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries.”
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña on Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert where 8 people died & hundreds were injured.
nov 8, 2021
- The exact cause of the "mass casualty" event remains under investigation.
- The Houston Chronicle, which covers the city where this event took place (Houston, Texas), has a detailed timeline of events - READ HERE.
- Why It Matters: Questions remain about whether concert organizers had proper protocols in place to control the crowd and respond to injuries. In this New York Times report, Houston police chief Troy Finner said that prior to the concert he warned performer Travis Scott about the energy of the crowd.
While we await more information, here's the latest from The Associated Press.