Astroworld Festival Deaths Included Two Children, Ages 14 and 16

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Live Nation has canceled the second day of the festival.
NRG Park, which is operated by the Harris County Sports & Convention Corp., also issued a statement.
Some people were trampled in the crush of fans in front of the stage. Turner said that the festival stopped at 10:10 p.m., nearly an hour after the incident began. Some 50,000 people were in attendance, and Turner said there were 528 Houston police officers and 755 private security guards from Live Nation on hand.
"And so perhaps the plans were inadequate," she said. Perhaps it was something else entirely." "Perhaps the plans were good but they weren’t followed.
The other victims ranged in age from 21 to 27, said Mayor Sylvester Turner. Travis Scott was performing at 9:15 p.m. at NRG Park, when the crowd began to push toward the stage.
"We are deeply saddened by the heartbreaking loss of life and pain experienced by all those impacted by this tragedy," a venue spokesperson said in a statement. "We are fully cooperating and working closely with police and local authorities as they investigate how this tragedy occurred at the Astroworld Festival."
A 14-year-old and a 16-year-old were among the eight people who died at the Astroworld Music Festival in Houston on Friday night, the city's mayor said.
Hidalgo said that Live Nation, the promoter, had worked with Houston and Harris County officials on a site plan and a security plan prior to the event.
"Heartbroken for those lost and impacted at Astroworld last night," the company said in a statement. "We will continue working to provide as much information and assistance as possible to the local authorities as they investigate the situation."
Thirteen people remained hospitalized on Saturday afternoon, including five under the age of 18. Twenty-five people were taken to the hospital, including 11 who were in cardiac arrest, officials said at an earlier press conference.
The security person went unconscious and required a dose of Narcan to be revived. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner warned that many rumors about the event swirling around on social media. He did say that a security officer for the event appeared to have been hit on the neck by a needle prick while trying to maintain crowd control.
"This is an artist that we know has a following among young people in particular, young people with bright futures," said Lina Hidalgo, the Harris County judge, who said that the ages of the victims "just breaks your heart."
About 300 people were seen at a field hospital at the stadium. The youngest patient was 10 years old.
"This incident is being thoroughly investigated and reviewed," Turner said. "It is important for us to ascertain, last night, what took place, what happened, where missteps may have occurred."
"My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival." "I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night,” Scott said in a statement on Saturday.

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