THIS is the moment Travis Scott asked security staff to help a fan who had collapsed after a crowd surge at his concert killed eight people.

The rapper stopped his set in Houston, Texas last night to ask for assistance after the crush, which is believed to have injured hundreds of people.


The crowd is said to have surged towards the stage while Scott was performing at the third annual Astroworld music festival at NRG Park.

In footage shared on social media, he is heard saying: "Somebody help him, somebody has passed out right here.

"Don't touch him, don't touch him. Everybody just back up. Security, jump in real quick.

"Somebody jump in. Come on, come on!"

CROWD CRUSH

Eleven people were taken to hospital in cardiac arrest with eight of them dying.

It is feared hundreds more are injured, including a child as young as 10.

A crowd of 50,000 attended the two-day event, which sold out within an hour of tickets going on sale in May.

Officials in Texas said the crowd began to "compress towards the front of the stage" at around 9.15pm, sparking panic.

At a press briefing, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena said: “We had at least eight confirmed fatalities today.

"We had scores of individuals injured at this event.”

He added that the"mass casualty incident" started at 9.38pm and investigations are ongoing.

Chief Pena told reporters: "At approximately 9.15pm the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries.

'PANIC'

"People began to fallout, become unconscious, and it created additional panic."

Harrowing footage on social media shows the distressing scenes as paramedics perform CPR on several people in the crowd.

It remains unclear exactly how many people were injured as of early Saturday morning, but authorities told FOX 26 several people were in need of medical attention.

A number of people were treated at the scene at NRG Park, where a field hospital was set up.

Kylie Jenner- Scott's partner-and their daughter Stormi were just metres away from the fatal crush.

DEADLY SURGE

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians starlet, 24, shared backstage videos and clips of the crowd enjoying the night before at least eight fans were killed in a sudden surge at the sold-out Astroworld festival.

The festival crowd is said to have surged towards the stage while the rapper was performing at the third annual Astroworld music festival at NRG Park in Houston on Friday.

Officials in Texas said the crowd began to "compress towards the front of the stage" at around 9.15pm, sparking panic.

They transported 17 people to hospitals with 11 of them in cardiac arrest.

The smaller individuals, under 5ft 4 were like struggling for air. Children being trampled. I saw many people cry and scream

It is feared hundreds more are injured, including children as young as 10.

Kylie and their daughter Stormi, aged three, had travelled to the venue to show their support for the opening night.

She is currently pregnant with her second child with the Franchise rapper.

One concert-goer revealed his horror as he saw a young woman snap her ankle in the chaos.

He told The Sun: "Myself and eight friends made it out safe. Imagine thousands of people pushing you forward – over 50,000 plus people.

"I’ve never been to a concert this chaotic. The smaller individuals, under 5ft 4 were like struggling for air. Children being trampled.

"I was holding onto the rail with my buddies, I had it easy. I saw many people cry and scream."

The show was called off shortly after the horror crush and the second day of the event has also been cancelled.

"Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight – especially those we lost and their loved ones," organizers of the event wrote on their social media pages.

"We are focused on supporting local officials," they added.





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