Barriers, Crowd Control in Focus in Houston Concert Deaths

Authorities planned to use videos, witness interviews and a review of concert procedures to figure out what went wrong during a performance by rapper Travis Scott.

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A man cries at a memorial for the victims of the Astroworld music festival in Houston on Sunday, Nov. 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Robert Bumsted)
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HOUSTON (AP) — Investigators are expected to examine the design of safety barriers and the use of crowd control in determining what led to a crush of spectators at a Houston music festival that left eight people dead and hundreds more injured. Authorities planned to use videos, witness interviews and a review of concert procedures to figure out what went wrong Friday night during a performance by rapper Travis Scott. The tragedy unfolded when the…

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