Boy, 9, is youngest victim of Astroworld festival disaster

A nine-year-old boy is the youngest person to be killed by a crowd at the Astroworld music festival in Texas.

Ezra Blount of Dallas died yesterday (Sunday November 14th) nine days after sustaining catastrophic injuries at the festival.

He was in a medically induced coma at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, family lawyer Ben Crump said.

Ezra is the tenth person to attend the festival and die from injuries sustained during the headline by rapper Travis Scott, founder of the festival.

“The Blount family mourn the inconceivable loss of their precious little son tonight,” Crump said last night.

“This shouldn’t have been the result of taking your son to a concert, which should have been a joyous celebration.”

Ezra suffered severe damage to his brain, kidney and liver after he was “kicked, kicked and trampled and almost crushed to death,” according to a lawsuit his family filed against Scott and the event organizer, Live Nation Has.

The family is demanding at least $ 1 million in damages.

Treston Blount, Ezra’s father, described the course of the tragedy in a post on a GoFundMe page he set up to pay for Ezra’s medical expenses.

He said his son was sitting on his shoulders when a crowd crushed them.

He passed out and when he came to, Ezra was missing. After a desperate search, he found his son, unidentified, in the hospital.

The other deceased were between 14 and 27 years old. About 300 people were treated on the festival site and 13 had to be treated in hospital.

Houston Police and Fire Department investigators have said they are reviewing the surveillance video provided by Live Nation, as well as dozens of clips that were widely shared on social media at the show.

Investigators also planned to speak to representatives from Live Nation, Scott, and concert-goers.

Scott and the organizers are now the focus of a criminal investigation.

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