Astroworld and other concerts that ended in tragedy

Nine-year-old dies after being trampled at Travis Scott concert, death toll rises to 10

Stars Insider

15/11/21 | StarsInsider

MUSIC Concert disaster

Concerts are supposed to be a safe place where we can enjoy our favorite music. However, over the years there have been too many cases of tragedies at concerts. Whether it's a riot, fire, or terrorist attack, sometimes a gig is interrupted and chaos ensues.

Travis Scott's yearly Astroworld festival took a tragic turn on November 5 when a crowd of 50,000 people surged towards the stage, crushing those trapped at the front. Thousands of concert-goers began rushing to the stage when Scott's performance was about to begin and the situation quickly became dangerous. Reports from those engulfed in the crowd say that they were crushed against the front barriers by the masses of people surging behind them. Many struggled to breathe and lost consciousness in the mess, unable to escape. Over 300 people had to be treated at a field hospital set up near the festival, which was held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas.

A further 25 people were transported to a local hospital for treatment. Eight people lost their lives at the festival. The majority of the victims were in their early twenties, but two were minors aged 14 and 16. A 22-year-old college student, Bharti Shahani, passed away from her injuries in the week following the festival. Then, on November 14 it was announced that nine-year-old Ezra Blount, who was on life support after getting trampled, has died. His father told ABC13 Houston that he thought they'd be safe standing near the back of the crowd. They are one of the families filing a lawsuit against Scott.

Authorities are still investigating how the terrible tragedy took place. Scott, the festival's organizer and headliner, made a statement on social media saying that he was devastated by the events that took place, but many are pointing fingers at the rapper for inciting the violence.

Sadly, this is not the first time a joyful event has descended into chaos with deadly results. Click on to find out which other concerts ended in tragedy.


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