According to reports the medical crews at Houston’s NRG park were poorly trained and ill-equipped to treat people at rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival, where at least eight people were killed and nearly two dozen injured in a stampede Friday night.
Many concertgoers said the number of dead people could have been reduced if only the ones who gave them first aid are properly trained medical personnel.
A number of social media posts also suggest that the medical staff in the concert didn’t have the tools to do their jobs.
Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena for his part said the medical personnel stationed at the event were quickly overwhelmed due to the huge number of stampede victims.
Although the investigation for the deadly concert stampede is still underway many suspects the incident could have been triggered by some people who have sinister plans.
Some people believed the incident could be due to “spiking” since those people who collapsed were all in the same area of the crowd.
Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at the moment, it is too early to know if the deaths or injuries were the results of criminal activity, but his department will investigate any possibilities.
“Until we determine what happened, what caused the surge, we don’t know,” Finner said.
“Is there anything criminal? We don’t know,” Finner added.