By Robert Preidt and Robin Foster
MONDAY, Nov. 15, 2021 (HealthDay Information) — A younger boy who was injured on the Astroworld Pageant in Houston has develop into the tenth particular person to die from an enormous crowd surge on the occasion.
Ezra Blount, 9, was trampled on the competition and had been positioned in a medically induced coma in an try to cope with extreme brain, liver and kidney trauma, attorneys for his household mentioned final week, CBS Information reported.
“The Blount household tonight is grieving the last word, incomprehensible lack of their treasured younger son,” the attorneys mentioned in an announcement. “This could not have been the result of taking their son to a live performance, a festivity. Ezra’s demise is totally heartbreaking. We’re dedicated to searching for 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 practically crushed to demise” through the crowd surge.
“I’m saddened to be taught of Ezra’s demise this night,” Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner tweeted. “Our metropolis tonight prays for his mother, dad, grandparents, different members of the family and classmates presently. They are going to want all of our help within the months and years to come back. Could God give them power. RIP Ezra.”
Scott and different competition organizers are going through quite a few lawsuits over what occurred on the live performance. Scott has mentioned he pays for the funeral bills of the victims and added that he was “completely devastated by what happened.”
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SOURCE: CBS Information