A ninth person has sadly died in the aftermath of Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert.
They are believed to have died from the injuries sustained at the festival.
It comes after hundreds of fans were seriously injured after thousands rammed into the already packed out arena…
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Now, the tragedy occurred at the opening night of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.
Eight people tragically died at the festival with hundreds more injured after a crowd surge took place.
Since the news broke, tributes have been pouring in for those who lost their lives…
The crowd surge began around 9 PM on Friday November 5, during the rapper’s headline set at the site of the former Houston Six Flags park.
Crowds are said to have pressed towards the front of the stage as the rapper performed, causing panic to break out.
As the crowd surge grew, crushing began and people started to get injured, the BBC reports.
An estimated 50,000 people were in attendance for the 2-day festival, which has since been canceled.
Around 300 people were treated for injuries such as cuts and bruises.
And sadly, 8 people lost their lives during the incident.
Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Larry Satterwhite, told the Associated Press that they “had several people down on the ground.”
“Suddenly we had several people down on the ground, experiencing some type of cardiac arrest or some type of medical episode,” he said. “And so we immediately started doing CPR, and moving people right then, and that’s when I went and met with the promoters, and Live Nation, and they agreed to end early in the interest of public safety.”
An attendee of the festival told KHOU that if “you didn’t jump, you would fall.”
“In the front, there was a lot of jumping. If you didn’t jump, you would fall and get trampled on, definitely. The crowd is pushing back and forth. If you were even a little tired, you were going to fall.”
After the events of the festival began to emerge, Travis Scott issued a statement.
In the statement, he claimed he was “absolutely devastated” by the incident and that the police looking into it have his “total support.”
“I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night. My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival,” he wrote.
“Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.”
He also posted a video on social media “sending out prayers to the ones that were lost” during his concert…
However, his fans say he appears to be putting on an act and that his “body language” doesn’t seem remorseful in the slightest…
Scotts’ partner, Kylie Jenner also issued a statement about the festival in which she defended Scott.
In the statement, Kylie said she wanted to make it clear that they “weren’t aware of any fatalities” until “after the show.”
“I am sending my deepest condolences to all the families during this difficult time and will be praying for the healing of everyone who has been impacted,” she said.
“And also for Travis who I know cares deeply for his fans and the Houston community, I want to make it clear we weren’t aware of any fatalities until the news came out after the show, and in no world would have continued filming or performing.”
Some are holding Travis Scott somewhat accountable for the tragedy.
As many believe he should have stopped the show.
Social media users have also been posting clips of other artist and their reactions to similar events…
With most completely halting their shows when they see fans in distress.
And now following the tragic event…
It has been announced that a twenty-two-year-old student has died from injuries sustained at the festival after she was crushed and trampled on.
Engineering student Bharti Shahani attended the concert with her sister Namrata Shahani and cousin Mohit Bellani, but all 3 lost each other and their phones during the crowd surge…
According to KTRK, Namrata revealed that after that they didn’t see Bharti until she was taken to Houston Methodist Hospital, where it was announced that she had suffered several heart attacks and was starved of oxygen multiple times before she arrived.
“Once one person fell, people started toppling like dominos. It was like a sinkhole. People were falling on top of each other,” Bellani told KTRK.
“There were like layers of bodies on the ground, like 2 people thick. We were fighting to come up to the top and breathe to stay alive.”
After hearing the devastating news about their daughter, Bharti’s parents rushed to the hospital…
“They took us to her room, and she was bleeding and on a ventilator. Me and my wife were too shocked. We can’t even stand in there,” Bharti’s father, Sunny Shahani, said.
“I think she lost oxygen for 10 minutes one time and seven minutes at another time,” Bellani also explained. “So her brain stem was swollen to like 90 percent almost.”
“The doctors, they say the chances of survival are nothing, which I have not even spoken to my wife until now.”
“We keep saying we’ll pray,” Shahani, continued.
“I request all of Houston to pray for her. Maybe the prayers might work as a miracle for her.”
Bharti was then declared brain dead by doctors after showing no brain activity since Friday’s event.
Sadly, Bharti has since succumbed to her injuries.
The twenty-two-year-old died on Thursday after spending several days in ICU, TMZ reports.
Attorney, James Lassiter announced the tragic news as he described the student as “a shining star in the community.”
“She was a sister, a daughter, a high-achieving college student about to graduate from Texas A&M University with high, high grades,” he said.
In a press conference, Bharti’s mom sobbed as she said she “won’t be able to live without her.”
“What happened to my blessing now,” she said. “I want my baby back. I won’t be able to live without her. It’s impossible.”
Bharti is the ninth person to die after the tragic Astroworld festival.
Our thoughts are with her family and friends during this difficult time.
Rest in peace, Bharti Shahani.