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♪ welcome to all of you watching here in the united states, canada and around the world. this is cnn "newsroom." just ahead -- >> it wasn't really -- i'm going to die. i need to breathe. >> astro world festival inden dees describe the terror that unfolded. u.s. president joe biden just needs to sign off on his $1.2 trillion infrastructure
bill. we'll explain when he's planning to do that and what's next for the president. plus, at least 98 people are dead after a fuel tanker exploded in sierra leone. we're live in free town. ♪ >> announcer: live, from cnn center, this is cnn "newsroom" with kim brunhuber. terrifying accounts of concert goers fighting for their lives are emerging from friday's deadly crowd surge in houston, texas. and we're hearing from the artist whose at the center of it all. at least eight people were killed and scores of others injured when the massive crowd rushed the stage at the massive festival. the victims are all under 30 years old. one witness says all hell broke loose when rapper travis scott took the stage with people literally being crushed by the surging crowd. this is the message to them, scott posted on social media a short time ago. >> i just want to send out
prayers to the ones that was lost last night. we're actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them through this tough time. you know, my fans, my fans like -- my fans really mean the world to me. and i always just want thieve them with a positive experience. any time i can make out, you know, anything that's going on, you know, i stop the show and help them get the help they need, you know? i could just never imagine the severity of the situation. we've been working closely -- we've been working closely with everyone to just try to get to the bottom of this, the city of houston, hpd, fire department, you know, everyone to help us figure this out. so if you have any information, you know, please just contact
your local authorities. everybody continue to just keep your prayers. i mean, i'm honestly just devastated and i can never imagine like this happening. i'm going to do everything i can to keep you guys updated. just keep you guys informed on what's going on. love you all. >> meanwhile, we're getting more pictures from that fateful night and hearing more from those caught the middle of it. look what happens when two people tried tyied to alert a c man about what was going on. [ bleep ]. >> sadly that are attempts to
stop the show appear to be ignored. cnn spoke to two concert goers say they've been to several travis scott concerts before and they've never seen anything like this. >> teenagers were giving cpr to other teenagers because the medical staff wasn't well equipped to handle this. they weren't -- they didn't know how to do cpr. so people's friends were giving cpr to each other. >> people that were pulled out were actually after they woke up were told to help out and give cpr even though they just woke up from being passed out. >> there was no time to breathe. so it wasn't really i think i'm going -- it was, i'm going to die. i need to breathe. >> exactly. it's not -- yeah, it was more of i can't breathe thing to the point where i didn't know if i was going to make it out of there. >> so, how could something like this happen in the first place? how could so many people get trapped with nowhere to go in such a wide open area? houston's fire chief explained
what went into the planning ahead of the concert. here he is. >> when we have large events, one of the things that we consider is to ensure that the crowds are subdivided. they had two separate stages in two separate areas. that was part of the plan. we had inspectors to ensure the means of egress, the doors in and out of that venue were maintained open and unobstructed. what we're looking into is what caused the crowd surge? what led to the crowd surge? and those incidents at the point of the where the convert was at, the stage. so again our role in this is to participate with the police department. we are going to look at the film and the video as the chief mentioned, and we're going to ensure the items that should have been in place were in place and that we learn from this event. >> the company responsible for organizing the festival, live nation, issued this statement.
heartbroken for those lost and impacted at astro world last night. we will continue to provide as much information and assistance as possible to the local authorities as they investigate the situation. the founder and head of crowd management strategies joins me from los angeles. thank you for being here with us. when you heard what happened and saw some of the footage from the crowd and so on, what was your first reaction? >> well, i thought this is a classic preventable crowd craze tragedy. a crowd craze is when people move towards something of perceived value. in this case, it's the artist on stage. it's a known kind of disaster that occurs at rock concerts and could have been prevented through proper planning and management of the crowd. >> so before we get into that, i just want to know a bit more
about how this happens. take us through the mechanics of how a surging crowd can become so deadly. >> well, a surging crowd becomes really deadly when the crowd capacity is not appropriate. when the crowd becomes too large and they move, like i said in this case n a crowd craze manner, towards something of perceived value towards the front of the stage. this tragedy builds over time. it doesn't just happen. like a lightning strike. it takes time, 20 minutes, 40 minutes, an hour sometimes for the crowd to build. and people just continue to -- if they're not managed properly and prevented from moving forward, they just keep moving forward to get towards the stage. this is done in a crowd festival kind of crowd configuration.
crowd festival standing room is the most dangerous and deadly crowd configuration in rock and roll and festivals. always has been. that's why it's so important to manage a festival seating crowd properly. and the promoter and the artist and security and venue operator and those who approved the plan for this festival knew or should have known of the danger of unmanaged festival seating and knew or should have known of national standards and techniques to prevent this very type of disaster. >> what needs to happen to make sure things like this never happen again? >> well, i'll tell you what needs to happen, people need be held criminally liable. the people who plan, manage and approve these events. that's the fact. until they're held responsible these disasters will drone on as they have since the beginning of
rock & roll. those responsible for the safety of people in crowds have to follow proper safety futures, which are known throughout the industry. >> and then lastly, you know, f for concert goers, what advice can you give them, dangers to look for, signs like, so this doesn't happen to them? >> of course, people in the crowd. i spent over 15 years to 18 years in crowds just like this. they assume their safety is being looked after, but in fact, there is no safety net. it's hard for them to recognize the dangers. it's not the role of 16-year-old suz si or 18-year-old johnny to be crowd security guard and crowd safety expert. but what you do and what some people are able to do is recognize impending dangers.
when the crush is getting serious and breathing is getting difficult. but the fact of the matter is people responsible for the safety of people in crowds are those people who organized the event, managed the event, profit from the event and approve the event. >> let's hope some changes are put into place here. really appreciate your expertise, paul wertheimer, thank you so much. we have more coverage including the latest day or night at cnn.com. the u.s. is condemning a brazen assassination attack at iraq's prime minister. images on iraqi tv show the damage left by the attack. the military says a drone rigged with explosives was used to attack the prime minister's home, interior minister says three drones were involved but two were taken out by security
forces. what more can you tell us about exactly what happened and more importantly maybe who might have been behind it? >> reporter: kim, clearly very dangerous, unprecedented sort of development in the situation in iraq overnight as we understand from the iraqi security services, this attack, this attempted assassination took place in the early hours sunday. the prime minister was returning to his residence inside the 45 green zone, that's where you've got several embassies including the u.s. embassy and the iraqi government headquarters. he was out visiting troops, guarding the green zone, when he returned to his home. that is when this strike with a drone laden with explosives, we understand, as you mentioned iraqi security forces are saying two other drones were taken down
but one hit the prime minister's residence causing extensive damages we can see and according to officials a number of his security detail were injured in this incident. now, so far no one has claimed responsibility for this attack, this brazen attack. but, as we've just in the past few moments gotten a statement from iraq's national security council, they are blaming what they describe as criminal armed group. they say those groups have misread the government's restraint and professionalism as weakness. and that they are targeting now the iraqi government and its symbols. the government they are vowing to investigate and hold accountable whoever is responsible. the term armed criminal groups is a term iraqi officials in the past have used to describe the iranian-backed militias in the country. these are the groups of people would suspect are behind these
attacks. they carried out these sort of drone strikes targeting u.s. bases in the green zone in the past, but these groups, several of them, the most significant hezbollah all releasing statements in the past few hours basically distancing themselves from this attack, saying they had nothing to do with it. even questioning whether this attack even took place. some are calling for independent investigation into it saying that this is basically trying to set them up and start chaos in the country. now, kim, we need to keep in mind what has been going on in the leadup of this assassination, tensions have been so high in iraq since october 10th elections. these iranian-backed groups emerged as the biggest losers in that election. they lost a lot of the seats they had in parliament before and they have been refusing to accept the results of the elections that they've described as fraudulent elections.
we have seen their supporters for weeks protesting outside the heavily-fortified green zone. and on friday, that turned violent as the supporters of these groups tried to storm the green zone, clashed with security forces and at least one was killed and dozens others were injured in other serious escalations. a lot of concern about how does iraq step back from the brink after this serious escalation, not only that how do they deal with the situation when you have these heavily armed powerful groups that the iraqi government in the past has not been able to hold accountable for crimes they have been accused of. and how do they deal with this current situation that is being described by iraqi officials including the iraqi president as an attempt to drag iraq into chaos and a coup against the constitutional process. a very, very critical and dangerous moment that is unfolding right now in iraq, kim. >> yeah. disturbing escalation, as you
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infrastructure bill into law. he plans to host a signing ceremony here at the white house to bring together both the republicans and democrats that came together to work on that bill. arlette saenz, cnn, the white house. ron brownstein is a cnn senior political analyst and senior editor at "the atlantic." thank you for being here with us. let's start with the achievement itself. for those watching this at home, how will their lives get better and which americans stand to benefit most concretely from this? >> well, there's the potential here this is part of a broader package is really the biggest infusion of public invest frmt the government into the economy since the 1960s, early 1960s as a share of total gdp. the president will be signing a bill that includes big investments in what we historically have thought of infrastructure, fixing bridges
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i think test of this theory which has really been an argument in the democratic party for as long as i've been covering politics for 30 years there have been democratic strategists arguing that if the party can show working class voters that government can deliver for them, can make a positive difference in their lives, that they can win back some of those voters. now, you know, there's a lot in these two packages that will potentially do that. i mean, this does have a heavy tilt, the infrastructure plan toward creating blue collar jobs. when you get to the broader package, things like the child tax credit, child care subsidies, lower healthcare prices, there is an opportunity to make a difference on the bottom line of families. but whether that overcomes the cultural barriers with the democratic party, very much remains to be seen. >> yeah. so this and build back better, i mean, they seem to be coming together in the worst way manageable in terms of process and the narrative is forming it will hurt democrats and the
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we're turning now to our top story, a fun-filled night of music turns deadly at a concert in houston, texas. eight people between the ages of 14 and 27 lost their lives friday when the crowd rushed the stage at the astro world music festival. one concert goer described the incident as a death trap with people struggling to event breathe. ♪ >> [ bleep ]. ♪ >> you can see an ambulance the middle of the massive crowd but nobody seems to notice and the music plays on. cnn's pamela brown spoke with a witness about what he saw friday
night. >> there was a kid in the crowd. people were getting trampled. losing their balance and tripping over the people on the floor. people were just dying left and right. heated up 15 minutes after travis came on to the stage. and progressively got worse. there was shoving. the barricades couldn't accommodate all the people that were there. it was too small. it was a death trap basically. >> a death trap. and what was that like for you to be caught the middle of that? >> i have seen kids pass out before, but usually everyone helps out. but this time people fighting for their lives. i was trying to pick kids up that were getting stomped on. i picked a kid up, his eyes rolled to the back of his head. i checked his pulse. i had to leave him there. there was nothing i could do. i had to keep going. >> even in the midst of the chaos, you were trying to check one else, check their pulse. there was no pulse. what was going through your mind
as this was all unfolding? >> it was really frustrating. i wanted everyone to realize what was going on. people didn't have much self awareness. kids were going crazy and partying for the festival and weren't paying attention to the bodies dropping behind them. >> did you feel like as this was unfolding, it was getting really bad, you're there trying to help the situation, that there was enough security guards or people there who were supposed to be jumping in at moments like this to contain the situation? >> no, no, no. there wasn't enough security guard and there wasn't enough emts or people helping out the crowds. the paramedics couldn't reach the kids. the little golf cart ambulance got to us 35, 40 minutes after i saw 10 to 20 people pass away. >> did you fear for your life? did you think you were going to die? you described it as a death trap. is that what you thought was going to happen to you? >> i've been in crazy mosh pits.
i knew how to maneuver out. people in there for the first time, they didn't know what to do. it's not -- a lot of these kids are younger kids and don't know what to expect. when i was posting the contact of what happened at the show, i wanted people to see the reality of how these shows can be. it's really dangerous. >> people say the cause of the crowd surge sun known. homicide divisions have joined the investigation. more countries are telling their non-essential staff to leave ethiopia. videos from the state broadcaster show pro-government rallies in the capital as they try to down play. the central government is calling on veterans to rejoin the military and that's on top of a state of emergency that allows conscription with more on the situation, let's bring in melissa bell in paris. melissa, the u.s. has tried to broker peace. they've sent envoys, trying to pressure the government. doesn't seem to have worked and
now the u.s. government is telling americans to leave the country. does that suggest a diplomatic solution isn't likely here? >> i think that's the big question especially amid this ratcheting up of nationalist sentiment, the creation of an alliance on one hand of rebel parties at both military and political parties opposed to the government. this morning, this rally that we saw many thousands turned out in support of the ethiopian government and decrying what it -- we saw on the signs the posters held by some demonstrators what the government describes as the international media's false reporting of the situation on the ground and exaggerated importance it's given to the rebel advance. that's the position represented by those who came out in its favor today. but amid that ratcheting up of sentiment on both sides, the entrenching of positions on either side, there is, of
course, all of that diplomacy going on behind the scenes. the u.s. envoy extending his stay. he's due today in the kenyan capital for a meeting with the president who in his role as the chair of the east african economic bloc is going to try also to work to some sort of compromise, some sort of aim to try to get all the parties sitting around a table together that talks should happen. i asked just a few moments ago a senior african diplomatic source what the chances were of diplomacy. how much hope is there at this stage that words that negotiations can happen and pull everyone back from the brink of what the u.n. human rights warned could be an all-out civil war. the answer came back that, look, it's a very small window, but the truth is that ethiopia is too big to fail and the alternative simply too bleak to contemplate. >> let's hope a peaceful
resolution can be found there. thanks for your reporting. cnn's melissa bell in paris for us. at least 98 people are dead after a fuel tanker exploded in sierra leone. it happened in free town when two trucks collided causing the tanker to leak fuel. journalist joins me with more from free town. so you were there on the scene. it must have been horrifying. describe what you saw and take us through what happened. >> reporter: well, it really was horrifying. it was on friday night. a fuel tanker was apparently going to unload its contents at the gas station and then a truck rammed into this tanker and the nearby, there was a leakage of fuel from the tanker. and there was -- all of a sudden there was an explosion.
the fire ball just entirely enveloped the whole area including lots of vehicles which had been caught up in the traffic jam that this accident had brought about. so eventually some of the passengers in their cars were heading home at about 8:00 p.m. in the evening got caught up in this whole inferno which has killed at least 98 people with about 95 still admitted. i'm talking to central morgan free town at the mortuary. the bodies are being prepared for burial. we don't know whether it will be a mass burial. yesterday relatives were called to come and identify their loved ones, but the bodies are in such a state that it was very difficult for them to identify their relatives. we don't know what will happen. the president was in scotland, returned last night and as i talk to you now, he is at the
scene of the accident in the eastern town of wellington. he's expected to make an announcement once he finishes the complete tour. >> we're looking at the pictures right now. we can understand as you're saying that the bodies might be too burned to identify. can you take us through, explain why people would be risking their lives to collect fuel like that, which led to this high death toll. >> reporter: well, obviously when it's happened these people were around, mostly young people, who are otherwise jobless. livelihood, survival here is a real hustle for many people. amongst those young people who do this taxi riding. so when they saw the leakage of the fuel, they thought that was an opportunity for them. and videos have emerged from seconds before the inferno, moments before the inferno happened when these young people would scoop the fuel in open
containers. take the fuel and store it somewhere. return to the scene, scoop a lot more. the numbers obviously increased. and we yet do not know what led to the explosion. but they were looking for a shortcut to be able to eke out a living. >> gosh. it's not uncommon in africa. i remember a similar incident in tanzania a few years ago that had a huge death toll. in terms of this accident, i know from my time there in sierra leone, the hospital systems aren't necessarily equipped for something like this dealing with so many victims especially after so many healthcare workers lost their lives after the ebola epidemic. so how are they coping with all of the wounded? >> reporter: well, a medical doctor told me this morning they have been surviving all by the skin of their teeth. this is a country, whole healthcare system even in the best of times struggles. so with such a sheer number of victims or injured people being
brought into this facility, clearly it's very tough. the mortuary is situated at the country's main hospital. when it happened on friday night, doctors and other healthcare workers were called back, report to duty were able to see patients friday night into saturday morning. even that was very tough for them to go through. the pharmacy was open to them, so there was no need for anybody to buy any drugs. all the drugs are put at their disposal as announced by the central government. otherwise they still are struggling because it's a facility that underresourced even in the best of times. >> it's sad that this country that has seen more of its share of tragedies should go through something like this. listen, we really appreciate you having you on in freetown, sierra leone. thanks so much. >> reporter: thanks. the u.s. has just crossed a
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activists took to the streets in cities around the world on saturday demanding more urgent action on the climate crisis. it comes as world leaders are set to begin a second week of climate talks at cop26 in glasgow. this was the scene in seoul, south korea, as protesters marched alongside a large, red ball symbolizing a burning earth. in australia, activists carried
this giant smoldering koala puppet. it illustrates what will happen to the animal if more isn't done to tackle climate change. this was in london, less talk and more action on the climate crisis. glasgow, the site of the cop26 summit, tens of thousands of people marched through sometimes heavy rain calling on world leaders to take urgent action to stop climate change before it's too late. organizers say more than 100,000 people from around the world showed up for saturday's demonstration. from mexico to argentina, drought conditions are making themselves felt across latin america. lack of rainfall in the amazon is leading to more wild fires and deforestation and paraguay, the river is at its lowest level in decades. >> reporter: winding through three different countries, this is the second longest river in south america after the amazon.
it flows for nearly 4,900 kilometers, 3,000 miles, through brazil, paraguay and argentina. it only provides water for all three countries. it's a crucial waterway for paraguay's commerce according to the director of river and ocean navigators association. but since april, that commerce has been dead in the water due to the river's low levels. the impact of the foreign trade is very important because 96% of this commerce is done through the waterways. the problems caused by the low water levels go beyond commerce. the parana feeds two hydro electric plants which provides power to paraguay and brazil and argentina. lucas, a chief engineer, says during the southern hemisphere's past winter, the parana had the
lowest water levels in more than 50 years, 25% decrease in the power plant's ability to produce energy. >> it is a very serious problem. >> reporter: maria, a leader for world wildlife fund mexico, an environmental organization, says drought conditions are affecting a wide swath of latin america. and explains serious problems like increasing wild fires in brazil's amazon. >> this is something that we're seeing exacerbated around the region. in mexico, argentina, the lack of rainfall that has caused to climate change but it's also exacerbated by the different drivers, land use degradation, deforestation and over exploitation -- >> are there any other explanations different from climate changes? >> droughts have happen all throughout human history. climate change is exacerbating
the period of lack of rainfall. >> reporter: last year, nasa published the map of severe drought conditions in south america, showing parched land in dark red. earlier this month, local media reported that unusually powerful sand storms left at least six people dead in brazil, a situation caused in part by severe drought conditions grappling the country's southeast. and back in may, a surreal scene developed in northwestern mexico. first time in more than three decades, residents in a town were able to visit the tombs of loved ones in a cemetery that had been under water after a dam was build there in 1987. the country was going through one of its worst droughts in recent memory. in april, mexico's water authority reported 75% of its territory was experiencing moderate to exceptional drought conditions. a report by the washington based
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♪ fans are remembering the life of brazilian singer mendonza. on saturday, thousands flocked to the artist's hometown for a public wake, getting to walk by her casket to say good-bye. the 26-year-old latin grammy winner along with four other people tragically died in a plane crash friday. here is more about the singer's life. ♪ >> reporter: it was through songs like this the singer marilla captured the harts of many fans. she was one of brazil's most
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