Eight people are dead and others are injured after a stampede at a sold out rap music festival in Houston, Texas on Friday.
The third-annual Astroworld Festival at NRG Park sold 100,000 tickets within an hour when they went on sale in May. Performers included Travis Scott, Young Thug, Lil Baby, SZA, and a surprise appearance by Drake.
Local station ABC 13 reports that “multiple fans were trampled as hundreds rushed the event’s perimeter Friday afternoon. Once inside, some people began climbing onto portable toilets as security personnel worked to try and contain the crowd.”
“We have eight confirmed fatalities at this point,” Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena told reporters. He added that 23 people were transported from the venue.
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