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Nov 6 2021
05:40 am

Eight people died Friday night and hundreds of others were injured during the opening night of a popular weekend music festival at NRG Park (Astrodome park), authorities said.
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The worst of the incident began around 9:15 p.m. when the crowd of approximately 50,000 concert-goers began to move toward the front of the stage, according to Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña.

"The crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage, and people began to panic," Peña said.
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more than 300 patients total had been treated at a field hospital since the event began
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medics transported 23 people to hospitals, 17 of those patients were taken away during the worst of the ordeal, according to Peña, who also said CPR had to be performed on 11 of the victims.

So sad for a music festival to go bad.

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Sandra Clark's picture

I have friends from ET in

I have friends from ET in Houston for medical treatment - they were staying at a hotel across the street, anticipated trouble and left for Galveston. If a couple of hillbillies could predict this outcome, where were the authorities?

fischbobber's picture

Hmmm.

Kind of reminds you of the County Mayor's covid response. 925 dead? Who could have imagined it, I mean besides anyone who could pass eighth grade science? The idea that government has no legitimate function becomes a self-fulfilling prophesy when in the hands of the modern Republican.

Treehouse's picture

Authorities?

I am concerned that the "authorities" are not as reliable as we used to think. Part of thinking the government is not reliable. This has consequences. I'm mad and sad at those that have worked to make it so. Looking at you Glenn Jacobs and all the state Republicans who did NOT vote for the infrastructure bill and yet will be glad to take credit for its good results.

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