Ninth person dies from Astroworld tragedy 9 months ago

Ninth person dies from Astroworld tragedy

The young woman was attending her first ever music festival.

22-year-old Bharti Shahani has been named as the ninth person to pass away following the tragic crowd crush during Travis Scott's set at the Astroworld Festival last week, CNN reports.

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The young woman, who was a student at Texas A&M University, had been on a ventilator and was left brain dead as a result of her injuries.

Her family's attorney told TMZ that she passed away yesterday.

In an interview with ABC13, Bharti's cousin, Mohit Bellani explained that she attended the festival with her sister, but Bharti got separated during the crowd surge.

Bellani said: "Once one person fell, people started toppling like dominos. It was like a sinkhole. People were falling on top of each other.

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"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."

Bharti's father, Sunny Shahani, told ABC13 that his daughter had multiple heart attacks. Doctors told him that the odds of her surviving were "nothing".

Her sister Namrata said: "This was her first music festival, our first music festival. She was looking forward to it. She had her outfits planned."

The other victims to have died at the Astroworld Festival are Jacob Jurinek, 21, John Hilgert, 14, Brianna Rodriguez, 16, Franco Patiño, 21, Axel Acosta, 21, Rudy Peña, 23, Madison Dubiski, 23, and Danish Baig, 27.

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Many more were injured at the festival.

Nine-year-old Ezra Blount is currently in a medically-induced coma due to the severe brain trauma he suffered during the crowd surge.

Travis Scott, who has been hit with multiple lawsuits in the past week, has been criticised for his response to the tragedy.

Scott has offered to cover the costs of the funerals for the victims, but he also partnered commercially with Better Help, a mental health organisation to provide counselling for attendees.

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