27-Year-Old Astroworld Victim Died Trying To Save His Fiancée, Says Family

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The family of a twenty-seven-year-old Astroworld victim has revealed that he died trying to save his fiancée…

The news comes after 8 festival-goers were killed and many injured at a festival on Friday.

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And at least 5 others are still fighting for their lives in hospital.

The tragedy occurred at the opening night of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.

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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 during the rapper’s headline set at the site of the former Houston Six Flags park.

Crowds pressed towards the front of the stage as the rapper performed, causing panic to break out.

As the crowd surge grew, people started to get injured and crushed, 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.

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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.”

Scott’s partner, Kylie Jenner, also issued a statement about the festival in which she defended him.

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In the statement, Jenner 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.

Including one festival-goer who is suing Scott as well as Drake for the events of the festival.

Kristian Paredes has filed a complaint accusing Scott, Drake, Live Nation Entertainment Inc., Harris County Sports and Convention Corporation of negligence, the Daily Mail reports.

He is suing for over $1million for the injuries he sustained and to cover any medical expenses.

The outlet also added that the complaint claims that Drake “came on stage alongside Travis Scott and helped incite the crowd.”

The lawsuit states that Paredes claims the injuries and deaths were the results of “negligence, carelessness and recklessness.”

Twenty-seven-year-old, Danish Baig, is of those who sadly died at the festival.

His family says he died while trying to save his fiancée.

Danish had attended the festival with his fiancée, Olivia and 2 brothers, Basil and Ammar.

While trying to save Olivia, who had fallen down, Danish got lost in the crowd.

Basil spoke with the LA Times after Danish’s funeral and explained his memories of the incident.

“He was there one second and then gone the next,” he told the outlet.

“My sister-in-law fell down; he was trying to save my sister-in-law and then the next second they were gone. The crowd was just pushing, shoving, hitting, doing horrendous things.”

“I wasn’t able to find them. I looked all over the place. And I wasn’t able to find them.”

Ammar also spoke with PEOPLE where he explained that “somehow, the ambulance managed to get to” Olivia, but sadly “by the time they got to my brother, they tried resuscitating him. And they said that before they got to the hospital, he couldn’t make it.”

In a Facebook post, Basil also wrote: “Last night he showed his courageous act to save my sister-in-law from those horrendous things that were being done. I am lost [for] words and in true trauma from this event. I was there and I wasn’t able to save my brother. People were hitting pushing and shoving and did not care for anyone’s life.”

“This is not the end my family and I will go to the full extent to make sure he [Travis] is brought to justice,” he also added.

Although Danish’s cause of death is still under investigation, Basil told WFAA that Danish “died saving his fiancée.”

Basil added: “My brother tried to save my sister-in-law from these horrendous acts that were being done to her in the process he lost his life.”

Rest in peace, Danish Baig, and to everyone else who lost their lives during this tragic event.