At the Astroworld concert in Houston on Friday night, eight persons ranging in age from 14 to 27 were killed and many were injured when fans were crushed against the stage. Scroll down to learn more about What happened at the Astroworld festival, and the most important thing to know is that the deaths in Astroworld have been identified, and the names have been released.
What happened at the Astroworld festival?
Earlier, Houston police said they would check into accusations that someone in the audience was injecting individuals with heroin as part of their investigation into the crush. The commotion started about 21:15 on Friday (02:15 GMT Saturday) as the crowd rushed to the front of the stage during the rapper’s headlining show. A countdown clock neared the moment when Scott would appear, according to Madeline Eskins, an ICU nurse who was at the festival. She and her partner arrived at the venue at 6:03 p.m. to secure a front-row seat. The crowd began to fill up around 30 minutes before Scott hit the stage.
“All of a sudden, people are pushed forward and backward, pressed up against each other.” “It got worse and worse as the timer got closer,” Eskins told CNN. “I had constant pressure on my chest,” Eskins continued. and i felt as if I were being squeezed… I looked at my boyfriend and said, ‘We have to get out of here,’ as soon as he started playing his first song.’ “Once he got started, everything went to hell.” Another concertgoer, Alexis Guavin, told CNN that “all of what was supposed to be 50,000 people ran to the front, compressing everyone together with the little air available.” “Fortunately, I’ve been in mosh pits before and am six feet tall, so I could at least raise my head to breathe, but others weren’t so lucky.”
Are the deaths identify or not?
The facility allegedly satisfied inspectors’ standards for secure admission and exit, according to Astroworld. The facility could have accommodated 200,000 people according to city fire rules. For the performance, authorities set a limit of 50,000 people. (According to sources, 100,000 tickets were sell for this year’s event; however, given that some non–ticket holders had crossed barricades earlier in the day, it’s unclear how many people were at the stadium at the time of the incident.)
At least8 persons have died in a crowd surge during a Travis Scott concert at Astroworld Festival in Houston, fire officials say.— Edirin I CYBER (@Edirined) November 6, 2021
The crowd had moved closer to the stage while Travis Scott was performing when the incident occurred, with several other people injured. pic.twitter.com/b2oYwD7opI
“We had inspectors to ensure that the means of egress, the doors in and out of that venue, were maintain open and unobstructed,” officials claimed. “These injuries did not occur as people attempted to leave the venue,” they added. And once the event was over, it was clear that this was the case. Scroll down to see the names of those who have died.
Who died at the Astroworld festival? What are their names?
All eight victims of the Astroworld disaster have been recognize by authorities. According to the local ABC affiliate, John Hilgert, 14, was a ninth-grader at Houston’s Memorial High School. Brianna Rodriguez, a 16-year-old victim, was a junior at Houston Heights High School. “He may have vanished from our sight, but he will never vanish from our hearts.” Brianna Rodriguez, our darling daughter, laid to rest with great sadness. Brianna was one of the casualties of the Astroworld disaster, according to her family’s GoFundMe page. “She was a lovely, energetic 16-year-old Heights High School junior in Houston, Texas. Her passion was dancing, and now she’s dancing her way to the pearly gates of paradise.
Another video- #Disturbing video shows people #jumping on top of the police personal cars while they were trying to get #unconscious people out of the #crowd.#Houston #ASTROWORLDFest #TravisScott #AstroWorld #music #festival #Houston#KHOU11 pic.twitter.com/tubnfQIVPS— Chaudhary Parvez (@ChaudharyParvez) November 6, 2021
Axel Acosta, 21, had flown from Washington State to see Scott play, according to his father, Edgar Acosta. Danish Baig, 27, died while attempting to protect his surviving fiancée. “He was a sweet, innocent young soul who always put others first.” Rudy Pea, a 23-year-old man, was one of the casualties. “I am starting a gofundme for my youngest brother (Rodolfo Angel Peapassing )’s please donate out of heart anything is great,” Guadalupe, his sister, wrote on a GoFundMe page. According to the TV station, Franco Patio, 21, was an engineering student at the University of Dayton. Madison Dubiski, 23, was one among those killed at Astroworld, according to the Houston Chronicle.