Travis Scott: The Astroworld Festival Tragedy – Episode 83

On November 5, 2021, a fatal crowd crush occurred during Astroworld Festival, a music event founded by rapper Travis Scott that was held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas. Eight people died on the night of the concert, and two more died in the hospital over the following days. The cause of death for all ten was ruled to be accidental compressive asphyxiation. Twenty-five people were hospitalized, and more than 300 people were treated for injuries. Listen as we break down the events that occurred throughout the day into the night of the festival, we discuss the aftermath of what took place during the crowd and find out our thoughts on how the event was handled and how the aftereffects continue to be handled.

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