Pregnant Kylie Jenner & Stormi, 3, caught up in Astroworld horror as star shared videos before fatal crush killed eight

PREGNANT Kylie Jenner and her daughter Stormi were just metres away as a fatal crush broke out at her partner Travis Scott's gig last night.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians starlet, 24, shared backstage videos and clips of the crowd enjoying the night before at least eight fans were killed in a sudden surge at the sold-out Astroworld festival.


The festival crowd is said to have surged towards the stage while the rapper was performing at the third annual Astroworld music festival at NRG Park in Houston on Friday.

Officials in Texas said the crowd began to "compress towards the front of the stage" at around 9.15pm, sparking panic.

They transported 17 people to hospitals with 11 of them in cardiac arrest.

It is feared hundreds more are injured, including children as young as 10.

Kylie and their daughter Stormi, aged three, had travelled to the venue to show their support for the opening night.

She is currently pregnant with her second child with the Franchise rapper.

The Kylie Cosmetics founder took to her Instagram to showcase a trailer backstage dedicated to the tot.

The striped vehicle had a sign pegged to the front which read 'Stormi'.

Afterwards, Kylie appeared to stand right at the back of the crowds as she captured their excitement.

She panned her camera across the swathes of music-lovers stood in front of a gaping orange color stage which was then lit up by fireworks.

Travis' proud partner captured more of his set as he stood on a large plinth, before zooming in on adorable Stormi who was bopping her head while wearing huge headphones.

She finished her Instagram Stories commentary with a slide showing fireworks bursting out to end the show.

Their is no suggestion either Kylie or Stormi were injured.

FESTIVAL RELEASE STATEMENT

In a statement following the tragedy, the festival wrote: "Our hearts are with the Astroworld Festival family tonight – especially those we lost and their loved ones.

"We are focused on supporting local officials however we can. With that in mind, the festival will no longer be held on Saturday."

The statement continued to say: "As authorities mentioned in their press conference earlier, they are looking into the series of cardiac arrests that took place. If you have any relevant information on this, please reach out to @HoustonPolice.

"Thank you to our partners at Houston Police Department, Fire Department, and NRG Park for their response and support."

'MASS CASUALTY INCIDENT'

A crowd of 50,000 showed up for the two-day event, which sold out within an hour of tickets going live in May this year.

Officials in Texas said the crowd began to "compress towards the front of the stage" at around 9.15pm, sparking panic.

Addressing a press briefing in the early hours of this morning, Houston Fire Chief Samuel Pena said: “We had at least eight confirmed fatalities today. We had scores of individuals injured at this event.”

He added that a "mass casualty incident" was triggered at 9.38pm and investigations are ongoing.

Chief Pena told reporters: "At approximately 9.15pm the crowd began to compress towards the front of the stage and that caused some panic and it started causing some injuries.

"People began to fallout, become unconscious, and it created additional panic."

Harrowing footage on social media shows the distressing scenes as paramedics perform CPR on several people in the crowd.

It remains unclear how many people were injured as of early Saturday morning, but authorities told FOX 26 several people were in need of medical attention.

A number of people were treated at the scene at NRG Park, where a field hospital was set up.

One concert-goer revealed his horror as he saw a young woman snap her ankle in the chaos.

He told The Sun: "Myself and eight friends made it out safe. Imagine thousands of people pushing you forward – over 50,000 plus people.

"I’ve never been to a concert this chaotic. The smaller individuals, under 5ft 4 were like struggling for air. Children being trampled.

"I was holding onto the rail with my buddies, I had it easy. I saw many people cry and scream."

The show was called off shortly after the horror crush and the second day of the event has also been cancelled.



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