PHOTOS: Makeshift memorial for victims of Astroworld Festival tragedy grows at NRG

A memorial is growing outside NRG park for those who lost their lives Friday night.

HOUSTON – A memorial is growing outside NRG park for those who lost their lives in the Astroworld Festival tragedy Friday night.

Early Saturday, a group of fans was seen dropping off a bouquet of flowers in hopes of building a memorial for the victims.

KPRC 2 reporter Rilwan Balogun spoke to Matthew Desilva. He and his group of friends left the first flowers on the ground next to the fence near the green lot.

“[The] community right now, from everybody that left #AstroWorld is definitely split, something to bring us together,” Desilva told KPRC. “Like anything, we wanted to put down some flowers, light a candle, whatever. Just to show respect to the lives lost . . . It’s ridiculous. We come here to have fun. It’s sad, it really is,” Desilva said.

Several more flowers, candles and balloons have been added to the memorial.

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Memorial growing at NRG Park (KPRC 2)
Memorial growing at NRG Park (KPRC 2)
Memorial growing at NRG Park (KPRC 2)
Memorial growing at NRG Park (KPRC 2)
Memorial growing at NRG Park (KPRC 2)
Makeshift memorial for victims of Astroworld Festival tragedy grows at NRG (KPRC 2)
Makeshift memorial for victims of Astroworld Festival tragedy grows at NRG (KPRC 2)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 06: A bouquet of flowers is seen outside of the canceled AstroWorld festival at NRG Park on November 6, 2021 in Houston, Texas. According to authorities, eight people died and 17 people were transported to local hospitals after what they describe as a crowd surge at the Astroworld festival, a music festival started by Houston-native rapper and musician Travis Scott in 2018. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Letters and balloons are seen outside of the canceled Astroworld festival at NRG Park on November 6, 2021 in Houston, Texas. According to authorities, eight people died and 17 people were transported to local hospitals after what they describe as a crowd surge at the Astroworld festival, a music festival started by Houston-native rapper and musician Travis Scott in 2018. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 06: A festival patron is seen leading flowers outside of the canceled Astroworld festival at NRG Park on November 6, 2021 in Houston, Texas. According to authorities, eight people died and 17 people were transported to local hospitals after what they describe as a crowd surge at the Astroworld festival, a music festival started by Houston-native rapper and musician Travis Scott in 2018. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)
HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 06: Letters and balloons are seen outside of the canceled Astroworld festival at NRG Park on November 6, 2021 in Houston, Texas. According to authorities, eight people died and 17 people were transported to local hospitals after what they describe as a crowd surge at the Astroworld festival, a music festival started by Houston-native rapper and musician Travis Scott in 2018. (Photo by Alex Bierens de Haan/Getty Images) (2021 Getty Images)

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