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Eight dead, many wounded in crush at Texas music festival

| Updated: November 09, 2021 13:15:49


Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña led the news briefing. Photo taken from the Twitter page of Houston Fire Department Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña led the news briefing. Photo taken from the Twitter page of Houston Fire Department

Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña confirmed the casualty figures at an early morning news conference outside NRG Park, reports Reuters. 

The crush occurred at around 9 or 9:15 pm. when the crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage, CBS News affiliate KHOU 11 News Houston said.

The fire department transported 17 people to hospitals, the channel said, adding 11 of those transported were in cardiac arrest.

The crush occurred when the crowd surged during a set by rapper Travis Scott, the Houston Chronicle said.

A crowd of 50,000 showed up for the two-day event, the paper added. The second day of the festival has been cancelled.

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