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Astroworld Festival

Eight people were killed and hundreds were wounded at the Astroworld music festival in Houston when the crowd surged toward the stage during a performance by rapper Travis Scott.

Multiple lawsuits have been filed against Scott and Astroworld organizers as questions have arisen over why the crowd surged and why it wasn’t contained. Some authorities also questioned why Scott continued to perform even as people fell unconscious and at least one ambulance appeared in front of the stage.

An investigation into the incident is raising questions about the emergency readiness of the city and event organizers, and communication breakdowns between the Houston Fire Department and privately contracted EMS.

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Shanazia Williamson said she was pregnant when she went to the music fest, where a crowd surge led to 10 people dying and hundreds of injuries
Ten people died and hundreds were injured during a massive crowd surge last year in Houston
Medical examiners in Houston had to wait weeks following the Nov. 5 concert by rapper Travis Scott for additional test results before making final determinations
“This is something I’ll have nightmares about for the rest of my life,” said Alex Pollak, who worked at the concert
According to Houston’s FF union president, officials had asked for radios to contact private EMS but were only provided cellphone numbers
In a series of three videos, TikTok user described the chaotic scene first responders encountered trying to reach concert victims
A paramedic and a nurse who witnessed the deadly night’s events and tried to help victims describe how so much went so wrong in Houston
Officials are looking into the cause of a crowd surge that resulted in the death of eight concertgoers
13 people remain hospitalized; Astroworld organizer and rapper Travis Scott thanked police and fire departments for their response and support