Authorities said 17 people were transported to hospital due to injures, with 11 of them suffering cardiac arrests
An ICU nurse who attended Travis Scott’s concert recalled the moment she woke up from passing out and saw bodies lying nearby her.
Madeline Eskins was at the rapper’s Astroworld Festival where eight people tragically died and 17 people were injured.
She was near the front of the stage when she got crushed by other concertgoers and admitted she thought she was going to die.
“I’ve seen people die. Nothing could have prepared me for what I witnessed last night,” the 23-year-old nurse said.
“I was about to tell my boyfriend to tell my son that I loved him, because I really thought that I was not gonna see him again. And before I could say anything, I fainted.”
Madeline said she was ‘crowd surfed’ to safety thanks to her boyfriend and another person.
“I wake up with a bottle of water in my lap, and I look around and there are just bodies getting carried back,” she told The Daily Beast.
“The security guard dropped me off and left to go pull more people out.”
Madeline ended up in the VIP tent where she assisted the medical staff in giving CPR and checking people’s pulses.
Fans died after a crowd surge while Travis was performing at around 9pm on Friday for the opening night of the two-day festival.
It has been reported that the rapper had to pause his set multiple times during his 75-minute performance after seeing fans in distress in the crowd as well as asking security to help.
Travis has since spoken out about the tragic incident at the event with a statement on Twitter.
He penned: “I am absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” he wrote.
Travis added: “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into this tragic loss of life.
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“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need. Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and the NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”
Houston Fire Department transported 17 people to hospitals, with 11 of those people suffering cardiac arrests.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said: “We had at least eight confirmed fatalities tonight and scores of individuals that were injured.
“The crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage, and that caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries. People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic.”
But he said that a cause of death has not yet been determined.
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