- Ezra Bloun attended the event with his father and fell from his father’s shoulders during the concert.
- Blount was kept on life support for nine days after the incident, where he suffered significant organ damage and brain swelling.
According to USA Today, a 9-year-old boy who was put in a medically-induced coma following the Astroworld festival died on Sunday, bringing the death toll to 10.
A young boy named Ezra Blount attended the event with his father, and after falling from his father’s shoulders, he was injured during the concert. He urgently took him to Texas Children’s Hospital, where he was kept in a coma to help his brain control the trauma.
Blount was kept on life support for nine days after the incident, where he suffered significant organ damage and brain swelling.
Blount’s death was confirmed on Sunday by Houston mayor Sylvester Turner. “Our city tonight prays for his family members and mates at this time. They need all of our support in the months and years to come,” Turner wrote.
After the death of Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old Texas A&M University student who was declared brain dead after being taken to a nearby hospital, Blount also passed off in just a few days.
“She was a sister, a daughter, a high-achieving college student about to graduate from Texas A&M University with high, high grades,” James Lassiter, a lawyer for Shahani’s family, said during a news conference on Thursday.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) announced the formation of a concerted safety task force to “ensure that the tragedy that occurred at the Astroworld Festival never happens again in the Lone Star State.”
GoFundMe pages were set up to help cover their medical costs.
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