A 9-year-old boy has become the youngest person to die from injuries sustained as crowds swell at the Astroworld music festival in Houston.
Zra Blount of Dallas died Sunday at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, family attorney Ben Crump said.
Ezra fell into a medical coma after being severely injured when he was crushed by fans during a performance by festival headline rapper Travis Scott on November 5.
He is the 10th person to join the festival to die for.
Mr Crump said in a statement: “Tonight the Blount family mourn the inexplicable loss of their precious little son.
“It shouldn’t have been the result of taking your sons to the concert, it should have been a joyous celebration.”
Ezra’s father, Treston Blount, described what happened at the concert in a post on his GoFundMe page, which he set up to help pay for Ezra’s medical expenses.
He said Ezra was sitting on his shoulders when a wave of crowds crushed them.
Mr. Blount said that your father had lost consciousness and that Ezra was missing when he regained consciousness. A frenzied search ensued until Ezra was eventually found seriously injured at the hospital.
According to a lawsuit his family filed against Scott and the event’s organizer, Live Nation, the boy suffered severe damage to his brain, kidney, and liver after he was “kicked, stepped on and chewed on, and nearly crushed to death.”
The Blount family is seeking at least one million dollars (£740,000) in damages.
It was stated that others aged 14 to 27 died, about 300 people were treated at the festival area and 13 people were hospitalized.
Houston police and fire investigators said they reviewed security camera video provided by concert promoter Live Nation and dozens of clips from the show that were widely shared on social media.
Investigators also planned to speak to Live Nation representatives, Scott, and those who attended the concert.
Scott and the event organizers are now the focus of a criminal investigation.