By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — A younger boy who was injured on the Astroworld Competition in Houston has change into the tenth particular person to die from an enormous crowd surge on the occasion.
Ezra Blount, 9, was trampled on the pageant and had been positioned in a medically induced coma in an try to take care of extreme brain, liver and kidney trauma, attorneys for his household stated final week, CBS Information reported.
“The Blount household tonight is grieving the last word, incomprehensible lack of their valuable younger son,” the attorneys stated in an announcement. “This could not have been the result of taking their son to a live performance, a festivity. Ezra’s loss of life is completely heartbreaking. We’re dedicated to in search of solutions and justice for the Blount household. However tonight we stand in solidarity with the household, in grief, and in prayer.”
Ezra’s household is suing Travis Scott and different live performance organizers for negligence, and the lawsuit says that Ezra was “kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and almost crushed to loss of life” through the crowd surge.
“I’m saddened to be taught of Ezra’s loss of life this night,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted. “Our metropolis tonight prays for his mother, dad, grandparents, different members of the family and classmates right now. They’ll want all of our help within the months and years to come back. Might God give them energy. RIP Ezra.”
Scott and different pageant organizers are dealing with quite a few lawsuits over what occurred on the live performance. Scott has stated he pays for the funeral bills of the victims and added that he was “completely devastated by what befell.”
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SOURCE: CBS Information