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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 of her injuries late on 10 November.




She had been on a ventilator for six days after being critically injured at Astroworld, her first music festival. She had attended the event with her sister, Namrata, and a cousin. The trio reportedly lost sight of each other amid the crowd surge.

Shahani had not shown any brain activity since being admitted to hospital. Her family said she suffered from multiple heart attacks in the incident.

All the victims were all between the ages of 14 and 27.



Hundreds of other concert-goers were injured in the crush. One nine-year-old boy remains in a medically induced coma due to severe brain and organ trauma, according to a fundraiser set up by his father.

Local authorities are still investigating the incident. Scott, fellow performer Drake, and Astroworld's organisers are now facing a number of lawsuits.

Scott has said he is "absolutely devastated" by what took place, and pledged to cover the funeral expenses for the concertgoers who died.