Travis Scott concert latest: Astroworld Festival sees at least 8 killed & hundreds injured in crowd surge

AT least eight people are dead and hundreds are said to be injured following a crush at the opening night of rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld Festival.

The crowd is said to have surged towards the stage while Scott 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.

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