A nine-year-old boy is among those five people in the ICU who were battling for their lives following they were being walked over at the deadly Astroworld music festival of rapper Travis Scott in Houston, Texas.
9 Years Old Boy Knocked to the Floor From His Father’s Shoulders
On Friday Ezra Blount knocked to the ground from the shoulders of his father after the man blacked out due to the crowd pressure of too many people. Following the boy being knocked to the ground, he was stepped on by the massive crowd.
According to reports, the organs of the little boy are smashed and he is struggling from brain swelling.
In a press conference, the boy’s aunt Taylor Gabrielle Blount said that “He’s still in a critical condition in an induced coma, we are praying and waiting,” adding further “We were told he wasn’t expected to live, but it’s been three days so we’re praying he pulls through. He’s a fighter.”
She stated that the father of the young boy, Treston Blount had awakened without his son and was frightened regarding what may perhaps have happened to him. Initially, the hospital staff was not known to get into touch with the Blounts as Ezra was sighted away from his father.
Nearly Eight People Died and Thousands of Others Have Been Injured
A minimum of eight people has lost their lives and on the other hand, many others have been harmed following a massive crowd raise at the opening night of the two-day festival.
Nearly 50,000 people were present at the festival on opening night when a portion of the crowd started to push towards the stage at the time of Scott’s performance.
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A wave of potential crowd-control problems showed up earlier in the day when people were purportedly leaping barriers and fences to step into the sold-out festival without tickets, which resulted in a massive crowd size for which the organizers were not prepared for and uncontrollable medical units.
The youngest victim has been recognized as 14 years old John Hilgert, a high school freshman, and athlete. The rest of the victims engage 16 years old Brianna Rodriguez who had a zeal for dance.
A 23 years old student Rodolfo Angel Peña, an aspiring model as well who planned to be a border patrol agent; a 27 years old man who lost his life while saving his fiancee; and college students Jacob Jurinek and Franco Patino.
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Survivors Describe Not Being Able to Breathe
It was explained by the survivors that none of them were able to take breaths, passing out, and only managed to remain upright with the support of the people surrounding them.
The rapper and the organizers of the Houston festival are dealing with over a dozen cases about the crowd rush. A minimum of two criminal investigations is also ongoing into the terrible rush.