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Kylie Jenner + Travis Scott: The first words about the deadly mass panic at the concert

Kylie Jenner + Travis Scott: The first words about the deadly mass panic at the concert

Fatalities at the music festival
Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott comment on the misfortune

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott

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At a festival in Houston and at a show hosted by Travis Scott, hundreds of guests died of panic as they received medical treatment, killing at least eight people.

Shocking news from the United States: At least eight people were killed during a performance by rapper Travis Scott, 29, last Friday evening (November 5, 2021) at the AstroWorld Festival in Houston. The reason is obviously a mass panic.

Great panic at the appearance of Travis Scott

“For some reason the crowd started pushing forward on stage, and as a result people were pushed forward together – they could not get out of this situation,” Houston fire chief Sam Pena shared at a news conference early Saturday. Morning, according to CNN. As a result, people are said to have fainted and panicked. Peena said the guards were overwhelmed by the situation.

About 50,000 people attended the sold-out concert, 300 of whom had to undergo medical treatment. 23 were taken to hospital, 11 of whom were in critical condition and 8 of them died. Travis Scott stopped his acting after noticing the situation on stage.

Reports by Travis Scott and Kylie Jenner

On Twitter, the musician has now released his first statement about the events: “I am utterly devastated by what happened last night. My prayers go to families and to all those affected by what happened at the Astroworld festival,” Travis writes. He will assist Houston police in the investigation to clarify the matter.

Kylie Jenner, 24, a friend of Travis Scott, was shocked on social media: “Travis and I broke up and were devastated. […] I offer my condolences to all the families during this difficult time and pray for the recovery of all the victims, ”he wrote on Instagram.

Video recordings are now being used to check if there are enough exits on the event site and how it could lead to mass panic and this catastrophic crash. The exact causes of the victims’ deaths are still pending.

Source used: edition.cnn.com

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