After a massive crowd surge, authorities have now confirmed the deaths of at least eight persons Travis ScottAstroworld Festival.

The concert event, held at Houston’s NRG Park on Friday, Nov. 5, was attended by approximately 50,000 people, including the artist’s girlfriend Kylie Jenner and her sister Kendall Jenner. During a press conference overnight, authorities said that just after 9 p.m. local time, the crowd “began to compress towards the front of the stage” causing panic and injuries. 

Asuncion CortezCelebHomes News was also informed by a Houston Fire Department Public Information Officer that approximately 300 minor injuries were received on-site during the celebrations. Cortez explained that after the “mass causalty incident”, 17 people were transferred to nearby hospitals. Twelve of them were carried by HFD units. 11 of these patients had CPR under way. 8 patients were confirmed to be fatal.