Video From Astroworld Festival Shows Woman Dropped on Head by Medical Crew

A video posted to Twitter shows medics drop a woman on her head while trying to rescue victims from the Astroworld Festival where a stampede left eight people dead.

The disturbing video, first reported by TMZ, shows first responders including police carry the woman out on a stretcher. But as they try to remove her from the venue, they drop the top of the stretcher, so she falls head-first to the ground while others shout. They pick her back up and appear to leave the area.

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Another disturbing video of a young woman being pulled out from the crowd and getting dropped by medical crew at the Travis Scott #Astroworld Festival. #AstroFest pic.twitter.com/HcsVvNMrwV

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The Astroworld Festival in Houston has come under fire after a stampede during the Travis Scott concert killed eight people and injured many more. Houston Fire Chief Sam Peña said the incident began as the crowd began to "compress toward the front of the stage" Friday night, causing panic and injuries.

People began to "fall out" and become unconscious, further adding the chaos. About 50,000 people were at the festival, and 17 were taken to hospitals, 11 of whom were in cardiac arrest. More than 300 people were treated at the field hospital set up nearby.

Scott, a Houston native, has faced mounting criticism over the way he handled the situation, as some say he should have stopped the concert altogether amid the stampede.

He took to social media after the concert to share that he is "absolutely devastated" by what happened. "My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival," he wrote in a statement.

Kylie Jenner, Scott's girlfriend, defended him amid the criticism, saying that he was not aware that people had died when he continued performing.

During a livestream of the performance, he could be seen stopping several times, calling on someone to help people who had passed out in the crowd.

Videos have since emerged on social media from the concert showing the chaos. One video shows a woman pleading with staff members to stop the concert after allegedly watching someone die during a stampede of audience members. She said her requests were ignored.

"Security/staff at Astrofest tonight was practically useless," @wilsonleungg wrote in the same tweet. "Saw unconscious bodies being DRAGGED out of the mosh pits while the show continued. Horrifying and heartbreaking."

The incident remains under investigation.

Newsweek reached out to the Houston Police Department for comment and to ask about the woman's condition Sunday afternoon but had not heard back by publication. This story will be updated with any response.

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A video shows a woman being carried out of the Astroworld music festival by first responders being dropped on her head. Above, people leave flowers for the victims killed during the stampede at the event. Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images