Houston Official Picks Internal Review of Astroworld Tragedy
Houston-area officials instead chose to direct a county administrator to make research with other governmental agencies, despite repeated requests for an independent investigation into what led to ten deaths and many more injuries at the Astroworld music festival that took around the streets.
County Judge Lina Hidalgo, Houston’s highest elected official, had requested a third-party investigation of the festival’s preparation and implementation, which was founded and headlined by rap superstar Travis Scott.
Instead, the Harris County administrator will cooperate with other state and local agencies to review security, fire, and other safety protocols at NRG Park and they will examine how and why this fire tragedy took place, which is owned by the county.
I am hoping it comes back with some conclusions and it will clear the reasons for this incident,” Hidalgo said. I am hoping it does not turn into something vague and forgotten.”
Other members of Harris County’s governing body, the commissioner’s court, were afraid that Hidalgo’s inquiry may expose the county to legal liability and it will put them into trouble. Hundreds of lawsuits have already been filed in the event of the November 5 concert’s injuries and deaths.
Many municipal corporations of the city and other agencies are busy finding out the reason behind the burst of fire.
What could be the Reason Behind this Outside Tragedy?
Crowd control and other safety measures during the performance were managed by the police department and the city fire department with many other local agencies. According to crowd safety experts, an investigation into the incident by independent outsiders could help avoid potential conflicts of interest and improve transparency.
Police have confirmed that they are reviewing surveillance footage given by event promoter Live Nation, as well as dozens of clips from the show that have been uploaded on social media.
Investigators planned to speak with representatives from Live Nation, Scott, and concertgoers as well. Over 300 people were treated on the spot for injuries at the performance, with at least 25 of them being sent to the hospital.
Facts Are Still Unknown
Many unanswered questions revolve around event organizers’ behavior. The Astroworld music festival’s 56-page event operations plan included protocols for risky situations such as an active shooter, bomb or terrorist threats, and severe weather.
However, it missed guidelines about what to do in the event of a mass surge. A 9-year-old child was among the ten persons killed. The oldest was 27 years old. Individual fatality causes are still being examined. We will be back with more updates, keep exploring