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8 Dead at Travis Scott's Astroworld Concert, Kylie Jenner Slammed for Posting Video of Ambulance in Crowd

By: Entertainment Bureau

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Last Updated: November 07, 2021, 09:12 IST

Kylie Jenner attended the Astroworld concert where 8 reportedly died and many were left injured

Kylie Jenner attended the Astroworld concert where 8 reportedly died and many were left injured

Kylie Jenner, who is expecting her second child with rapper Travis Scott, was uninjured at the Astroworld concert.

Popular American rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, was cancelled on Saturday after a massive crowd surge on Friday night (U.S. Central Time) left eight people dead and more than 300 injured, including a 10-year-old, according to local officials.

More than 50,000 fans had gathered during Scott’s performance at the festival outside NRG Park, reports ‘Variety’ quoting ‘Houston Chronicle’. As many as 23 people were hospitalised and more than 300 treated throughout the day.

Scott’s Friday night set was broadcast live on Apple Music. It featured his usual high-energy performance style, along with an extended appearance from Drake. The Astroworld Festival was founded by Scott in 2018.

Meanwhile, Kylie Jenner, reality star and beauty mogul, has come under fire for posting an Instagram story of an ambulance attempting to make its way through the massive Astroworld crowd. She is expecting her second child with Scott and attended the concert with her baby Stormi. A video posted by her in Instagram shows an ambulance trying to leave the site of accident.

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A report in People confirmed that Kylie was uninjured during the concert tragedy.

At a press conference following the tragedy, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pea outlined the timeline of the tragedy. He said that at 9 p.m. (local time) on Friday, the crowd began surging forward during Scott’s set, which caused the rapper to pause the show several times in order to ask security to help out fans.

Members of the fire department went into the dense crowd to rescue the injured. At 9.38 p.m. the “mass-casualty incident" was triggered, at which time CPR began to be administered to several unconscious fans. Meanwhile, social media posts show the frenzied scene as officials tried to rescue concert goers, reports ‘Variety’.

“It happened all at once. It seemed like it happened over the course of just a few minutes," Executive Assistant Chief of the fire department, Larry Satterwhite, said.

“A lot of times, kids don’t make the best decisions," he continued. “Because they’re young and amped up. I just think it was so many people and a passion to see this entertainer. I don’t know, and a lot of bad decisions." The rapper has a huge fan following among young people.

“Our hearts are broken," Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo said. Houston is in Harris County, Texas. “People go to these events looking for a good time. It’s not the kind of event where you expect to find out about fatalities," the judge added.

(With IANS inputs)

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first published:November 07, 2021, 08:00 IST
last updated:November 07, 2021, 09:12 IST