The 2021 Astroworld Festival was scheduled to take place on November 5 and 6 in Houston, Texas. The festival was sold out. However, on its first day, November 5, eight people died and many others were injured. The following day was automatically canceled.
After the death of eight people and the injuries of many others, an investigation is under for Travis Scott’s 2021 Astroworld Festival that took place in Houston on November 5. Authorities said that an investigation is underway in order to understand what actually happened.
“We are certainly looking at all of the video footage, we are talking to witnesses, we are talking to event organizers,” Houston mayor Sylvester Turner told CNN on Saturday. “This happened at one of the county facilities last night, so we’re looking at everything.”
According to Authorities, the visual recordings of the event organized and streamlined by Travis Scott, will be scrutinized in order to get to the source of the issue.
The investigation will cover “what caused, one, the issue of the crowd surge, and two, what prevented people from being able to escape that situation,” Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña said Saturday
Turner added that, as of today, the incident sent 25 people to the hospital, 18 are still in the hospital as of Saturday, November 6, 5 of them being under 18.
Eight people within the age range of 14 to 27 have died. One of them was killed,said Turner.
Travis Scott published a video on his Instagram story asking anyone who knows something to come forward. He also added that he’s working closely with the Police.