Astroworld Festival organizers issued a statement via their Twitter account Saturday morning after at least eight people died and scores of others were injured after the crowd surged toward the stage at the Houston festival Friday night.
“Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight- especially those we lost and their loved ones,” the statement said. “We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind, the festival will no longer be held on Saturday.”
The statement continued: “As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this, please reach out to @houstonpolice. Thank you to our partners at the Houston Police Department, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their response and support.”
Read the tweet: