New Delhi: A 9-year-old boy from Dallas has turned into the most young individual to die from wounds sustained during a crowd surge at the Astroworld live concert which took place in Houston. Ezra Blount from Dallas passed away on Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, family lawyer Ben Crump said.
Ezra was in after experiencing genuine wounds in the November 5 crush of fans during a performance of the rapper Travis Scott. He is the tenth person who went to the concert and died.
Treston Blount, who is Ezra’s dad, depicted what happened Nov. 5 in a post on a GoFundMe page that he set up to help Ezra’s medical costs. He said Ezra was on his shoulders when a crowd crush squashed them. The father blacked out and when he came to senses, Ezra was missing, Blount said. An inquiry ensued until Ezra was in the end found at the hospital, injured in serious conditions.
The boy incurred extreme injuries to his mind, kidney, and liver subsequent to being “kicked, stepped on, and stomped on, and almost killed,” as indicated by a claim his family has filed against Scott and the event organiser, Live Nation. The Blount family is looking for at least $1 million in damages.
The other people who died in this tragedy were in the age bracket from 14 to 27. Nearly 300 individuals were treated at the festival site and 13 were hospitalized.