Astroworld Festival horror as fans trampled after stampede busts through gate

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Multiple people have reportedly been injured at Astroworld Festival with ambulances and firetrucks swarming NRG Park in Houston, US.

According to Houston Fire Department CPR was performed on at least two people during the festival's opening night. They also confirmed on Twitter that they had received "reports of multiple civilian injuries".

Reports and footage this earlier showed hundreds of fans stampeding through ticket barriers, with some people being detained.

There were even reports that some fans were trampled earlier as they pushed down fences, trying to get in to the 100,000 ticket sell-out event.

The festival closed at 10pm on Friday but, according to ABC 13, police officers were seen putting up crime scene tape around the park in the early hours of Saturday.

It is still not clear exactly how many people are hurt, what thing or things led to the injuries, or whether the festival will be able to continue.

Zack Tawatari, a journalist for local news outlet KHOU 11, said on Twitter: "We can confirm that several people have been transported to the hospital at the Astroworld Festival."

According to Fox 26 authorities are treating it as a "level two" incident due to the sheer number of calls they are receiving.

Astroworld Festival is organised by Houston-based rapper Travis Scott. This year's event was the festival's third incarnation, having been cancelled last year due to Covid, and all 100,000 tickets sold out within an hour back in May.

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