Astroworld security guard falls unconscious with ‘injected drugs’ during tragedy

A security guard at the Astroworld Festival was knocked unconscious with "injected drugs" during the tragedy which killed at least eight people, police confirmed.

Many more were treated for injuries following the harrowing crush at the music event in Houston, Texas.

As emergency crews rushed to save lives, a handful of revellers chose to keep the party going by appearing to dance on top of an ambulance.

Those who tragically died included a 14-yer-old reveller and a selfless man who put his life on the line to help another.

Rapper Travis Scott, whose headline set was playing when the crush happened, has been pleading for prayers for the victims after claims were made that the performer was unaware of the tragedies.

Police Chief Troy Finner said one security officer said he was stuck in the neck when trying to restrain a concert-goer during the chaos.

He said in a news conference: "We do have a report of a security officer, according to the medical staff that was out and treated him last night, that he was reaching over to restrain or grab a citizen and he felt a prick in his neck.

"When he was examined, he went unconscious, they administered Narcan [an emergency treatment for opioid overdoses].

"He was revived and the medical staff did notice a prick similar to what you would get if somebody was trying to inject. That is one part of it."

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Houston Fire Chief Samuel Peña told the press there were "several instances where they did administer Narcan on the scene" when asked if medical personnel at the festival administered Narcan, a “save shot” or a “rescue shot,” because of its ability to bring someone back from an overdose.

Travis later shared a statement regarding the tragedy, writing: "I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival."

He said he was "committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need."

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