If you have ever been to music concert or festival, you might know how crowd get’s out of control sometimes. The same happened in a music festival in Houston on Friday night. A large crowd started coming towards the stage leading to push each other. In this pushing, at least 8 people were killed and dozens were injured.
During the music performance by the rapper Travis Scott, the crowd surge and “caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries,” the city’s fire chief, Samuel Peña, said Saturday morning.
On Friday, a two day event began. The concert in which tragedy happened was a part of the Astroworld music festival. As per the fire department, around 50,000 people were present in the concert on friday.
After the tragedy that happened during the concert of American musician Travis Scott, he took to social media and posted, “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 the Astroworld Festival.”
A law suit has been filed by one of the person who got injured at the Astroworld music festival that was held in Texas on Friday night. He suied Travis Scott and organizers for their inappropriate arrangements to prevent such tragedy during the concert.
According to a copy of the lawsuit filed in Harris County District Court, quoted by The Hill on Sunday, Manuel Souza calls the festival a “predictable and preventable tragedy,” saying that the crowd surge was a “motivation for profit at the expense of concertgoers’ health and safety” and an “encouragement of violence.”