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Who could be held liable for Travis Scott’s Astroworld tragedy?

It has been more than a week after Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston on November 5 killed ten and injured scores of others when the crowds surged towards the stage.Over the past week at least 90 lawsuits have been filed against Live Nation and a local promoter, festival location NRG Park and the county […]

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9-year-old boy becomes 10th victim of deadly crowd surge at Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival

A nine-year-old boy who was placed in an induced coma after a crowd surge at the Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas, has died, a family lawyer says.Ezra Blount had been on life support in hospital due to severe brain and organ trauma since the show on 5 November.He is the youngest of 10 concertgoers to […]

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No one was “stabbed with drugs” at Travis Scott’s Astroworld, police confirm

According to investigators probing the tragic events of Astroworld music festival that left at least nine people dead, no one was “stabbed with a syringe” at the event, a rumor reported without evidence and reiterated by police.“He says he was struck in his head, he went unconscious, he woke up in the security tent,” said […]

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“I didn’t know I was buying a death ticket”: Dozens more lawsuits filed over deadly Astroworld festival crush

Dozens more lawsuits have been filed on behalf of people who say they were injured at the Astroworld Festival where nine people died.Hundreds were also injured in a crush during rapper Travis Scott’s headline show at the festival last weekend.A woman who was at the show told a news conference she didn’t know she was […]

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Travis Scott’s Astroworld: Death toll climbs to nine

A deadly crowd surge at rapper Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival in Houston, Texas, has claimed a ninth life.A university student Bharti Shahani, 22, had been attending her first music festival with family members when she was critically injured, dying in hospital nearly a week later.Shahani, an electronics systems engineering student at Texas A&M University, died […]

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Astroworld Festival: Travis Scott and Drake face multiple lawsuits for concert tragedy

US rapper Travis Scott is facing multiple lawsuits after at least eight people were killed and hundreds injured in a crush at his Texas festival Astroworld.One injured concertgoer has accused Scott and surprise performer Drake of inciting the crowd, and is seeking $1 million in damages.The surge broke out as the crowd pressed towards the […]

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Travis Scott’s Astroworld: Criminal probe opened into stampede at Houston concert that killed 8

A stampede of fans surging toward the stage during rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Houston killed at least eight people and injured dozens more as panic rippled through the crowd of largely young concertgoers, officials said on Saturday.City Police Chief Troy Finner said his department has opened a criminal investigation by homicide […]

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‘I’m absolutely devastated’: Travis Scott on Texas Astroworld festival deaths and injuries

Rapper Travis Scott says he is devastated by the deaths and injuries at his Astroworld festival and has pledged “total support” to the police.At least eight people died and scores of people were hurt after a crowd surge on the opening night of the music event in Houston, Texas.”My prayers go out to the families […]

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Astroworld Festival: Narcotics probe opened to find if someone in audience was injecting people with drugs

A stampede of fans surging toward the stage during rap star Travis Scott’s Astroworld music festival in Houston killed at least eight people and injured dozens more as panic rippled through the crowd of largely young concertgoers, officials said on Saturday.City Police Chief Troy Finner said his department has opened a criminal investigation by homicide […]

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‘Insensitive’: Apple faces backlash for tweeting about Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival

Apple is facing a backlash on social media for leaving up a tweet about Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival, which many are saying is ‘insensitive’ following the mass casualty event at the concert.The tweet features a 30-second clip of the show, with the caption “See ya on the other side,” and a link to an Apple […]