Officials Say More Than 300 People Were Treated For Injuries At A Field Hospital At Rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival Friday Night

Officials Say More Than 300 People Were Treated For Injuries At A Field Hospital At Rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival Friday Night

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1 min agoHouston mayor: “We’re looking at everything” to determine the cause of fatal Astroworld incidentFrom CNN’s Claudia Dominguez

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner told CNN that authorities are looking into “everything” to find out what happened at the Astroworld Festival Friday night that left eight dead and dozens of others injured.

“We are certainly looking at all of the video footage, we are talking to witnesses, we are talking to event organizers,” Turner said. “This happened at one of the county facilities last night, so we’re looking at everything.”Turner also pointed out that this is the first time this has happened in the 30 years that events have been held in City of Houston or Harris County facilities. 

“I’m not aware of a single person having died from one of the events, and this city is known for putting on big events, but we do want to do a thorough debriefing here, and look at every single thing,” Turner said.

Many of the injured continue to be treated, Turner said adding that many concert-goers have been reunited with their families.

Turner also said that there were some issues with “what was occurring inside the arena,” but he did not specify what those issues were.

Turner expressed his condolences to the family members of those affected by the tragedy.

Some context: At least 50,000 people attended the festival. Authorities have canceled the second day of the event that was scheduled for Saturday night.

Read the mayor’s statement:

31 min agoTravis Scott says he’s “absolutely devastated” by Astroworld Festival incidentFrom CNN’s Keith Allen

Travis Scott performs at the Astroworld Music Festival on November 5, in Houston, Texas. (Amy Harris/Invision/AP)Houston rapper Travis Scott released his first statement on Friday’s incident at the Astroworld Festival where at least eight people died, and scores of others were injured, his words came via his verified Twitter account moments ago.

“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” Scott writes.“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life,” he continues.

“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support,” Scott says.

1 hr 5 min agoNurse recalls feeling “constant pressure” on her body from the crowds ahead of Scott’s performanceMadeline Eskins is an intensive care unit nurse who attended the Astroworld Festival Friday night who detailed the traumatic experience on Instagram.

In an interview with CNN, Eskins said she and her boyfriend had gotten to the stage where rapper Travis Scott was to perform three hours early so they could get a good spot.

“About 30 minutes before he performed, he started a timer on the big screen. And all of a sudden, people compressed up against each other and were pushing forward and backward,” Eskins told CNN. “As the timer got closer to coming down to zero, it just — it got worse and worse. And I looked at my boyfriend, Sam, and I told him, I was like, ‘We have to get out of here,’ because i just felt — I was having constant pressure on my chest, constant pressure on my back. From the side, I was being squeezed. I tried to lift up my arms to make more room for myself; it wasn’t working.”Things only got worse once Scott started performing, Eskins said.

“So right when he started performing his first song, I looked at my boyfriend and said, ‘We have to get out of here.’ He said, ‘I can’t. We can’t.’ We couldn’t. And then I just remember looking up and passing out,” Eskins said. “And then I was in and out for a little while. I didn’t see anything, but I could kind of feel what was going on. Someone pulled me over a fence and I was sat in a chair, and then I passed out again. And when I woke up, I was in a different area in a chair with a water bottle in my lap.”

Watch Eskins describe passing out during the concert:

1 hr 22 min agoAstroworld concert-goer says the crowds “got worse and worse” as Travis Scott’s performance went onFrom CNN’s Keith Allen and Rosa Flores

Concert-goers Nick Johnson and Angel Rodriguez spoke with CNN about their experience last night at the Astroworld Festival in Houston where at least eight people died, and scores of others were injured when the crowd surged toward the stage during a performance by Houston rapper Travis Scott.

Johnson and Rodriguez said Scott stopped the show on at least three occasions to ask for help for stricken concertgoers, and that they attended the festival with six other friends, who were all able to make it out safely.

Johnson said the crowded atmosphere built up over a long period of time Friday night.

“It was going on for over two hours,” Johnson said. “It just got worse and worse, everyone’s like, you just can’t

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