14-year-old child dies in crowd surge at Travis Scott concert 6 months ago

14-year-old child dies in crowd surge at Travis Scott concert

8 people have died and 300 are believed to be injured.

A 14-year-old child has been killed at a Travis Scott concert in Houston, Texas.

It is believed they were among 8 people who died in a crowd surge on Friday night.

A 16-year-old was also killed in the incident.

Two 21-year-olds and two 23-year-olds also died in the horrifying incident.

A 27-year-old and a victim whose age is unknown also lost their lives.

25 people have been admitted to the hospital since the tragedy took place. It is understood that 5 of them are under the age of 18.

300 were believed to be injured in the mass crowd surge.

A crowd surge occurred when Scott was performing on stage. The city’s fire chief, Samuel Peña said the surge "caused some panic, and it started causing some injuries".

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Concert-goers were "trampled" and "trapped".

50,000 people were reportedly attending Scott's Astroworld festival in Houston.

A teenager who attended the concert told the New York Times, “Everybody was just in the back, trying to rush to the front.”

Another said, "Everyone was passing out around you, and everyone was trying to help each other. But you just couldn't move. You couldn't do anything. You can't even pick your arms up. It just got worse and worse."

Travis Scott issued a short statement following the harrowing event.

"I'm 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."

"Houston PD (police department) has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life. I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need."

He also thanked emergency services for their swift response.

A full investigation is underway.