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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