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Eight People Dead At Music Festival In Texas

Anna Cullen
Anna Cullen

11:23 6 Nov 2021


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Police in Texas are investigating the deaths of at least eight people at a music festival.

 

They died after an apparent crush at the front of the stage where rapper Travis Scott was performing.

 

Dozens of others were treated at the Astroworld festival, and 17 were taken to hospital.

 

Larry Satterwhite, from the local police, says they responded when people began to fall unconscious:

 

"It seemed like it happened over the course of just a few minutes. Suddenly, we had several people down on the ground, experiencing some sort of medical episode."

 

He continued: "We immediately started doing CPR and moving people. That's when I went and met with the promoters. They agreed to end early."


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