9th Astroworld victim dies after succumbing to injuries

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9th Astroworld victim dies after succumbing to injuries

A ninth victim of the Astroworld festival stampede has died after clinging to life at a Texas hospital for five days, the victim’s family said.

Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old senior at Texas A&M University, succumbed to injuries at Houston Methodist Hospital on Wednesday night, her family’s attorney confirmed, according to abc13.com.

Shahani, who suffered multiple heart attacks during the crowd surge,  was placed on a ventilator with no brain activity shortly after arriving at the hospital the station reported.

Shahani went to the concert on Friday with her sister Namrata Shahani and cousin Mohit Bellani and became separated from them when thousands of fans rushed the stage during a Travis Scott performance.

“Once one person fell, people started toppling like dominos. It was like a sinkhole. People were falling on top of each other,” Bellani said. “There were like layers of bodies on the ground, like two people thick. We were fighting to come up to the top and breathe to stay alive.

A woman views a memorial dedicated to those who died at the Astroworld festival outside of NRG Park on November 09, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
A memorial dedicated to those who died at the Astroworld Festival has grown outside of NRG Park in Houston.
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Nine people were killed and almost 300 were injured after attending Travis Scott’s concert.
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A total of nine people died and roughly 300 people were injured at the sold-out festival, which drew 50,000 fans. Two others, including a 9-year-old boy, were in critical condition Thursday.

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