Rapper Travis Scott Denounced For The Avalanche At a Concert That Caused Eight Deaths And Dozens Of Injuries

Rapper Travis Scott denounced for the avalanche at a concert that caused eight deaths and dozens of injuries

One of those injured by the human avalanche last Friday at Travis Scott’s concert in Houston (Texas) has denounced the rapper for “encouraging dangerous behavior” and “ignoring the risks.” At least eight people were killed and several dozen injured, Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña said. However, the cause that led to the avalanche has not been determined.

In the lawsuit, filed in Harris County (Texas), the complainant considers that “they failed to plan the concert safely” and requests financial compensation of one million dollars.

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In the brief, as reported by CNN, it is stated that they “consciously ignored the extreme risks of harm to viewers and, in some cases, actively encouraged dangerous behavior. Their negligence has caused the plaintiff severe harm.”

As explained by the fire services, the incident occurred around 9:15 p.m. during Travis Scott’s performance, when the crowd attending the concert began to “compress towards the front of the stage”, which resulted in scenes of panic and fights. However, the rapper did not end his concert until 40 minutes after the notification of the first injuries.

In a video broadcast on social networks, the rapper has expressed that he is “devastated” and prays for all the people who lost their lives that night, “we are working to identify the families, to help during such a difficult time.”

Scott has stated that “he could not imagine the seriousness of the situation.” “I always want to give them a positive experience, if at any time I see that something is happening I stop the show and help them get the help they need,” he added.

In addition, he has encouraged anyone who has information on what happened to contact the local authorities, with whom he assures they are working these days to clarify what happened. The organizing promoter of the festival, Live Nation, has also stated that it will issue a statement with “all possible information and assistance to the local authorities investigating the situation.”

The authorities have requested time to carry out the investigation, however, they have indicated that one of the hypotheses they are considering has to do with the cases of opioid overdose that occurred at the concert. This theory indicates that someone tried to inject drugs into the spectators and that caused the avalanche that caused the death of eight people and 25 hospital admissions.

In fact, according to Housten Police Chief Troy Finner, a security officer received a “puncture” in the neck and lost consciousness, for which he had to be administered a drug that reverses the opioid overdose, Naloxone. Local authorities offered little more details, but at the insistence of journalists, explained that the medical personnel who were at the concert had to administer “several” doses of Naloxone, but did not give an exact number.

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