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Congressional panel investigates deadly Astroworld concert

<i>Amy Harris/Invision/AP</i><br/>Travis Scott performs at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park.
Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Amy Harris/Invision/AP
Travis Scott performs at Day 1 of the Astroworld Music Festival at NRG Park.

By JUAN A. LOZANO
Associated Press

HOUSTON (AP) — A congressional committee has launched an investigation into the promoter of the Astroworld music festival in Houston, in which 10 people were killed during a massive crowd surge. The House Oversight and Reform Committee sent a letter Wednesday to Live Nation’s president and CEO, Michael Rapino, asking for information about the company’s role in the Nov. 5 festival and concert by rap superstar Travis Scott. The committee requested details about security, crowd control and mass casualty incident planning, as well as details about pre-show briefings on safety concerns. The committee is requesting Live Nation brief the committee by Jan. 12.

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