According to the Houston fire chief, CPR had to be administered to numerous persons. According to him, the reason for the eight deaths has still to be determined. The throng rushed to the front of the stage as Travis Scott started playing. “We are focusing on supporting local officials in whatever way we can,” the festival wrote on Instagram on Saturday morning. “Our sympathies are with those who lost their lives & those who were injured,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said. This year’s event, according to one observer, lacked enough protection.