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15th Nov 2021

Nine year old is the latest victim at Astroworld as deaths rise to 10

Ellen Fitzpatrick

So tragic.

A nine year old boy has become the latest person to die from the tragedy at the Astroworld music festival in Texas.

Making him the youngest person to be killed in the incident, Ezra Blount from Dallas passed away on Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston from his injuries.

According to their family lawyer Ben Crump, he had been put into a medically induced coma after he was crushed by other fans during headliner Travis Scott’s performance on November 5th.

Now the 10th person to pass away after the tragic event, their lawyer said that this should not be what happens when you take your child to a concert.

In a statement, Crump said: “The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son.

“This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration.”

Ezra’s dad Treston said in a post on his son’s GoFundMe page that his son was sitting on his shoulders when the crowd began surging.

Treston lost consciousness and when he woke up, Ezra was missing. He was eventually discovered at a hospital with severe injuries.

He suffered injuries to his brain, kidney and liver after he was “kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and nearly crushed to death,” according to a lawsuit his family has filed against Scott and the event’s organiser, Live Nation.

The family are now looking for at least one million dollars for damages.

The others who were killed at the concert were aged from 14 to 27 with 300 people treated at the festival site and 13 taken to hospital.

Houston police and fire department investigators are reviewing CCTV camera footage provided by Live Nation and the many social media videos that have been trending over the last few weeks of the concert.

They are also planning to speak to those that attended, Live Nation representatives and Travis Scott. The latter two are currently in the middle of a criminal investigation.