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Houston, police investigate security barriers at the concert. An injured person reports rapper Scott

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What went wrong in Houston? Investigators investigating the incident at the Astroworld music festival, Texas, which killed eight people and injured hundreds more on Friday, are focusing on the safety barriers and control systems used during the concert. rapper Travis Scott to understand if there were defects or negligence at the origin of the tragedy.
About 50,000 people were taking part in the festival. In the crowd that was created under the stage at the time of Scott’s performance, eight people died: the victims were between 14 and 27 years old. Over 300 people were injured, 13 are still hospitalized.

Texas, eight people die crushed against the stage at the festival founded by rapper Travis Scott


Billy Nasser, 24, who arrived from Indianapolis to attend the concert, told theAssociated Press that about 15 minutes after Scott’s performance started people started squashing each other.
Investigators are sifting through videos made by the concert’s company, Live Nation, and dozens of clips of people attending the show to reconstruct what happened and examine how the area around the stage was designed. It investigates the strength of the security barriers but also the reasons that at one point triggered a sort of panic in the crowd.

A major event safety expert, Steen Adelman, also wondered, speaking with theAp, if there were a sufficient number of agents in place, given the now structural shortage at the national level of people willing to carry out part-time security assignments paid little. The safety plan of the event and the various permits issued to the organizers to verify that the provisions have been adequately respected are also under the magnifying glass of the authorities.

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According to Bbcin addition, the Texas police have launched an investigation to ascertain whether, as some reports show, someone in the public was actually injecting drugs into people. Several concert attendees had to be resuscitated with anti-overdose drugs, including a security officer who police said appeared to have an injection mark in his neck.

Meanwhile, one of the injured people, 23-year-old Kristian Paredes, sued Scott and fellow artist Drake for inciting “rioting and violence” by claiming entertainment and entertainment company Live Nation failed to provide security services. and appropriate doctors. Paredes claims $ 1 million in damages for suffering “serious personal injury”.

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