Astroworld: Shocking video shows first responders dropping victim on her head
A disturbing video from the chaotic turn of events at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas, on Friday, November 5, showed first-responders dropping a victim on her head after trying to carry her out on a stretcher.
The video was shot by one of the concertgoers who witnessed the poor handling of the security measures at Travis Scott's music festival and later obtained by TMZ. The video showed a security guard, a police officer and another person trying to transport a woman on a stretcher to an elevated ledge. Go-carts were waiting to take victims to a medical tent on the premises and the woman was being taken down onto a street to one of the carts. However, the emergency workers were so overtaxed that there was a dearth of helping hands at the venue and things got out of hand.
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Rescuers near the victim's feet asked people at the venue for help to bring the woman down off the ledge. One passerby did attempt to help but he made matters worse. Instead of grabbing the other end of the stretcher by the woman's head, he grabbed the area by the feet. As a result, 4 people ended up being on one end of the stretcher and no one to manage the other end. As a result, the stretcher got off-balance when they dragged it off the ledge, The woman's head violently hit a metal grate below after which the men helping the woman scrambled to get her on one of the go-carts to drive her to the medical tent.
The identity of the woman has not been revealed and it is not clear as to what condition she was in after her fall. Eight people were reported dead as a result of a stampede at the concert and the second day of the event was canceled. Several others were injured.
Travis Scott was 'devastated' with what happened at Astroworld
Travis Scott took to his Instagram stories to address the chaos that ensued during his performance at the concert. Looking all troubled, Scott started, “I just wanna send prayers to the one that we lost last night. We are actually working right now to identify the families so that we can help the system through this tough time.” Taking deep breaths and constantly rubbing his forehead, he continued, “My fans really mean the world to me. I always just want to leave them with a positive experience. I could just never understand the severity of the situation." He added that was devastated and repeatedly said he couldn't imagine anything like this happening.
A source too spilled the beans on how Travis Scott felt after he got to know about the deaths. An insider told Page Six before the rapper hopped on Instagram, “He’s really upset, he had no idea what was going on, he was on stage performing. He’s beside himself, I’ve never heard him like that. He was in tears.”