Fans injured in stampede at rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival


Washington D.C. [USA], Nov 10 (ANI): Three people were injured on Saturday after a stampede broke out at rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival in Houston. As fans of the 28-year-old rapper flooded the gates of the festival, three people were knocked down and later transported to the local Memorial Hermann hospital with minor leg injuries, KTRK channel reported, as cited by People magazine. Scott documented the scene on Instagram, showing the crowds of people attempting to jump over the gates and sprint into NRG Park. "A YOUTH DEM CONTROL THE FREQUENCY. EVERYONE HAVE FUN. RAGERS SET TONE WHEN I COME OUT TONIGHT. BE SAFE RAGE HARD. AHHHHHHHHHHH," he captioned the post. According to KHOU digital channel, some fans tried breaking through the gates with bolt cutters, reported People magazine. In a since-deleted tweet, the Houston Police Department shared that they would be "bringing additional officers to staff the ASTROWORLD Festival," adding that the festival's "promoters did not plan sufficiently for the large crowds and understaffed the event." The Representatives for Scott and the Houston Police Department did not immediately respond to People's requests for comments. Over 50,000 people were slated to attend this year's one-day festival, Deadline and Billboard reported. The star-studded festival had lineup performances by stars like Scott, Pharrell, Migos, Gucci Mane, Sheck Wes, and Rosalia, among others. (ANI)