Deaths at Travis Scott concert in Houston were accidental, medical examiner says

FILE PHOTO: Premiere for the documentary Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly
FILE PHOTO: Travis Scott attends the premiere for the documentary "Travis Scott: Look Mom I Can Fly" in Santa Monica, California, U.S., August 27, 2019. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni

December 16, 2021

HOUSTON (Reuters) -The deaths of 10 people at a Houston rap concert in November were accidental, the Harris County medical examiner ruled on Thursday.

A stampede of fans at rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival also injured scores among some 50,000 who attended the concert.

The medical examiner’s finding could have major impact on a criminal investigation into the tragedy, which has shaken Houston and raised issues about crowd control and security at entertainment mega-events.

(Reporting by Gary McWilliams; Editing by Cynthia Osterman)