(FOX NEWS) – At least eight people were killed in Houston on Friday night after a huge crowd gathered for the Astroworld music festival began to compress near the stage area, causing a panic, officials said.
"People began to fall out, become unconscious, and it created additional panic," Houston fire Chief Sam Pena told reporters. "This was a tragic night," he added.
"Our hearts are broken," Lina Hidalgo, the Harris County judge, said. "People go to these events looking for a good time, a chance to unwind, to make memories. It’s not the kind of event you go to where you expect to find out about fatalities. … Obviously, this is the last place we want to be – especially after we’ve been through so much as a community. But we have incredibly capable law enforcement officials here."
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