9-year-old becomes 10th and youngest crush victim for Astroworld – National festival – .

9-year-old becomes 10th and youngest crush victim for Astroworld – National festival – .

A 9-year-old boy from Dallas has become the youngest person to die from injuries sustained in a wave of crowds at the Astroworld music festival in Houston.

Ezra Blount of Dallas died at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston on Sunday, family lawyer Ben Crump said.

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Ezra was placed in a induced coma after sustaining serious injuries in a fan crash on November 5 during a performance by festival headliner rapper Travis Scott.

He is the 10th person who attended the festival to die.

“The Blount family mourn the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son tonight,” Crump said in a press release Sunday night. “It shouldn’t have been the result of taking their son to a concert, which should have been a happy celebration. “

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Treston Blount, Ezra’s father, described what happened on November 5 in an article on a GoFundMe page he set up to help cover Ezra’s medical bills.

He said Ezra was sitting on his shoulders when a wave of crowds crushed them. The father passed out and when he recovered, Ezra was missing, Blount said. A frantic search ensued until Ezra was finally found in the hospital, seriously injured.

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Child suffered severe brain, kidney and liver damage after being “kicked, trampled, trampled and nearly crushed to death,” according to a lawsuit his family has brought against Scott and the organizer of the event, Live Nation. The Blount family are demanding at least $ 1 million in damages.

The other people who died were between 14 and 27 years old. Some 300 people were treated at the festival site and 13 were hospitalized.

Houston Police and Fire Department investigators said they were reviewing surveillance video provided by concert promoter Live Nation, as well as dozens of clips of people on the show shared widely on social media. Investigators are also scheduled to speak with representatives of Live Nation, Scott and spectators. Scott and the organizers of the event are now under criminal investigation.

© 2021 The Canadian Press


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