Astroworld festival tragedy: shocking video shows woman dropped on her head by police
Video of a fan begging the team to stop the Astroworld show because “someone was dead”. Video / Twitter
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A woman who was carried on a stretcher to Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert was dropped on her head by police trying to help victims exit the show as fans urged staff to stop the performance.
Video footage shows the unnamed, seemingly unconscious woman slipping off the stretcher and landing on her head as rescuers rushed to help the injured following a stampede from fans killing eight people on Friday.
Another video shared on Twitter shows fans calling on the team to stop the rapper’s performance, shouting, “There’s somebody dead in there. There’s somebody dead.”
Team members appeared to ignore fans in the video, which shows a cameraman continuing to use his equipment in the midst of their calls for help.
Another fan shouted, “Stop the show.”
Fans urged the rapper to stop performing and chanted “stop the show” as spectators were knocked down and crushed by each other.
Madeline Eskins, intensive care nurse and concert attendee, then told Rolling Stone, âThe fans were recording the concert and people were doing CPR. The fans were screaming at the stage crew around us, saying to stop the concert, people are dying. Nobody listened. “
âIt was definitely overcrowded. It was crazy, honestly. I knew there were way too many people – it just got worse and worse the closer I got to Travis Scott playing, that was. was more and more crowded, more crowded, more crowded. “
She added that while the event’s medical staff were not to blame for the tragedy, they were apparently unprepared and inexperienced.
âSome of these medical staff had little or no experience with CPR – didn’t know how to check a pulse, carotid artery or femur,â she said.
“The compressions were done without pulse control, so people who had a pulse received CPR, but during that time there weren’t enough people to perform compressions on people who had no pulse. pulse.
âThe medical staff didn’t have the tools to do their jobs and despite the crowd around us trying to get someone to stop the concert, they continued, although Travis recognized that someone in the crowd needed an ambulance. “
The rapper was seen sobbing after the show. A source close to him told Page Six that he “had no idea what was going on, he was on stage playing.
“He’s beside himself, I’ve never heard him like that. He was in tears.”