At least eight dead, scores injured at US music festival in Houston
Published: Nov 06, 2021 06:07 PM


At least eight people died and scores of others were injured in a crush at Astroworld music festival in Houston, US state of Texas, on Friday night, according to authorities.

"The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries," Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena told a press conference outside NRG Park early Saturday morning.

"We had at least eight confirmed fatalities tonight and scores of individuals that were injured," Pena said.

The incident reportedly took place at around 9:15 p.m. local time when rapper Travis Scott was performing.