Travis Scott devastated by deaths at his Astroworld Concert

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Rapper Travis Scott says he is devastated by the deaths and injuries at his Astroworld festival and has pledged “total support” to the police.

At least eight people died and scores of people were hurt after a crowd surge on the opening night of the music event in Houston, Texas.

In a statement on twiiter, the rapper says “My prayers go out to the families all those impacted by what happened”.

Emergency workers described how panic broke out after the crowd began to press towards the front of the stage during the rapper’s headline set on Friday evening.

Officials said as the crush began causing injuries to people, the panic grew and the casualties quickly overwhelmed the on site first aiders.

Eleven people were taken to hospital with cardiac arrests, with eight of them dying. Some 300 people were hurt.