9-year-old boy dies after Astroworld pageant crush

Ezra Blount is the 10th individual to die after attending the Houston music pageant.

A 9-year-old boy has grow to be the youngest individual to die from accidents sustained throughout a crowd surge on the Astroworld music pageant in Houston, United States.

Ezra Blount of Dallas died Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, household legal professional Ben Crump stated.

Ezra was positioned in a medically-induced coma after struggling extreme accidents within the November 5 crush of followers throughout a efficiency by the pageant’s headliner, rapper Travis Scott. He is the 10th one who attended the pageant to die.

Treston Blount, Ezra’s father, described what occurred November 5 in a put up on a GoFundMe web page that he set as much as assist defray Ezra’s medical bills.

He stated Ezra was sitting on his shoulders when a crowd surge crushed them. The father misplaced consciousness, and when he got here to, Ezra was lacking, Blount stated. A frantic search ensued till Ezra was ultimately discovered on the hospital, severely injured.

The little one incurred extreme injury to his mind, kidney, and liver after being “kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and nearly crushed to death,” in response to a lawsuit his household has filed in opposition to Scott and the occasion’s organizer, Live Nation.

The Blount household is searching for not less than $1m in damages.

The others who died ranged in age from 14 to 27. Some 300 individuals have been handled on the pageant website, and 13 have been hospitalised.

Houston police and fireplace division investigators have stated they’re reviewing surveillance video supplied by live performance promoter Live Nation, in addition to dozens of clips individuals on the present broadly shared on social media.

Investigators additionally deliberate to talk with Live Nation representatives, Scott and concertgoers.

Scott and the occasion organizers at the moment are the main focus of a prison investigation.