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| 28 May 2024, Tuesday |

Officials: 8 dead, many injured at Astroworld Fest in Texas

8 dead, hundreds injured at Astroworld festival Friday night. The worst of the incident began around 9:15 p.m. when the crowd of approximately 50,000 began to move toward the front of the stage, according to Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña.
The view from SkyEye overhead Friday night showed the heavy fire and police activity in the area of the event as it ended early. Organizers paused the concert when it was apparent that multiple people were hurt, according to Houston Police Chief Troy Finner. The rest of the event was canceled and the area where it happened is now a crime scene as investigators work to find out what exactly happened.
“At some point, the show was stopped when the crowd was surging,” Finner said.
Finner said it was too early to determine what caused the crowd surge or what caused the deaths and quickly shot down any speculation.
“There are a lot of rumors going around,” Finner said. “We have hurting families out here.”