Travis Scott's Astroworld Saturday festival cancelled after eight dead

Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival has been cancelled on Saturday after eight died at the festival in a crowd surge.

Eleven people were taken to hospital and around 300 were treated for injuries after the crowd began to compress towards the stage when the rapper was performing, emergency officials have said.

About two dozen people were rushed to hospitals, and CPR was being performed on at least 11 of them when they were taken, officials confirmed.

Those injured included children ‘as young as 10’.

The show was called off shortly after several people began suffering injuries.

It remains unclear what caused the injuries and how many people were injured as of early Saturday morning, but authorities said that a lot of people are in need of medical attention on the scene.

The incident began around 9:15pm on Friday, according to Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña.

He told reporters: ‘The crowd began to compress toward the front of the stage, and people began to panic.’

The tragic scenes unfolded on the opening night of the third annual Astroworld music festival which was being held at NRG Park in Houston, Texas.

The musician has yet to speak out on the incident.

This year, Astroworld was scheduled to take place on November 5 and 6.

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