Astroworld Stampede Tragedy: Indian-Origin Girl Succumbs To Injuries, Bringing Death Toll To 9

Astroworld Stampede Tragedy: Indian-Origin Girl Succumbs To Injuries, Bringing Death Toll To 9

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A
22-year-old
Indian-origin
student
has
succumbed
to
her
injuries
sustained
during
the
deadly
crowd
surge
at
rapper
Travis
Scott’s
Astroworld
Festival
here,
taking
the
death
toll
in
the
tragedy
to
9,
her
family
has
said.
Bharati
Shahani,
who
was
about
to
graduate
from
Texas
A&M
University
in
the
spring,
died
on
Wednesday
night
after
suffering
a
severe
brain
injury
in
the
tragedy
on
November
5.

She
was
on
a
ventilator,
according
to
her
family.
A
stampede
of
fans
during
rap
star
Scott’s
Astroworld
Festival
on
Friday
night
killed
nine
people
between
the
ages
of
14
and
27
and
injured
scores.
An
investigation
continues
into
the
tragedy.
Bharti’s
heartbroken
family
on
Thursday
confirmed
she
has
been
declared
dead
from
injuries
she
suffered
during
the
chaos
at
the
Astroworld
Festival.

“She
was
like
an
angel
to
us.”
Bharti’s
father
Sunny
said
as
his
wife
and
other
family
members
sobbed
and
held
hands
behind
him.
“Bharti
is
love,” said
mother
Karishma,
who
was
overcome
by
grief.
“Always
thinking
about
everybody

friends,
parents,
family,
her
dog
Blue.
“They
say
Bharti
was
the
backbone
of
the
family,
“the
light
of
their
lives”
who
was
a
gift
from
God.
“She
was
everything
to
me,”
Bharti’s
younger
sister
Namrata
said.

“We
did
everything
together…
she
was
like
a
second
mother
to
me.”
The
young
Aggie
was
a
first-generation
American
of
Indian
origin
and
a
good
student
who
would
have
graduated
soon
with
a
computer
science
degree.
She
also
helped
with
the
family
business
and
took
care
of
her
sisters.
An
Aggie
is
a
student
at
Texas
A&M
University.
Bharti
had
never
been
to
a
concert
before

rarely
did
anything
for
herself,
her
mom
said

but
she
decided
to
go
see
Travis
Scott
with
Namrata
and
a
cousin.

“She
was
looking
forward
to
it,
she
had
her
outfits
planned,
she
tried
everything
on,
she
showed
me,”
Namrata
said.
The
sisters
were
holding
hands
and
enjoying
the
music,
but
they
got
separated
during
the
crowd
surge.
Texas
A&M
officials
released
a
statement
offering
their
condolences
to
Bharti’s
family.

Kim Kardashian, Kendall & Kylie Jenner React To Travis Scott's Astroworld Concert TragedyKim
Kardashian,
Kendall
&
Kylie
Jenner
React
To
Travis
Scott’s
Astroworld
Concert
Tragedy

“The
Aggie
family
is
deeply
saddened
to
learn
of
Bharti’s
death.
Our
deepest
condolences
go
out
to
her
family
and
friends.
We
encourage
our
campus
community
to
be
kind
and
patient
with
themselves
and
others
as
everyone
experiences
grief
in
different
ways.
We
also
encourage
anyone
struggling
to
lean
on
their
peers
and
professionals
who
are
here
to
listen
and
help.”

People
at
the
concert
described
the
crowd
of
about
50,000
as
packed
and
dangerous
before
the
concert
even
started.
“We
were
drowning.
We
were
drowning.
We
were
dying.
We
were
screaming
for
help,
screaming
for
the
concert
to
stop,
crying,
yelling.
No
one
listened.
No
one
cared,”
her
cousin,
Mohit
Bellani,
said.
Bharti,
her
sister
Namrata
Shahani
and
Bellani
went
to
the
Travis
Scott
concert
together,
but
lost
contact
with
each
other
and
lost
their
cellphones
when
the
crowd
surged.

“Once
one
person
fell,
people
started
toppling
like
dominos,”
Bellani
said
on
the
local
channel.
“It
was
like
a
sinkhole.
People
were
falling
on
top
of
each
other.
There
were

layers
of
bodies
on
the
ground,
like
two
people
thick.
We
were
fighting
to
come
up
to
the
top
and
(to)
breathe
(and)
stay
alive.”
She
was
a
sister,
a
daughter,
a
high-achieving
college
student
about
to
graduate
from
Texas
A&M
University
with
high,
high
grades,”
family
James
Lassiter
said.

Bharti’s
family
had
set
up
a
GoFundMe
to
cover
high
medical
expenses
at
the
ICU,
with
over
USD
79,184
raised
as
of
now.
Another
South
Asian,
Danish
Baig,
27,
was
killed
during
the
crowd
rush
while
trying
to
save
his
fiancee,
his
brother
was
quoted
as
saying
by
local
media.
Pakistani-American
Danish,
from
Euless,
Texas,
fell
during
the
chaos
and
was
trampled
by
concertgoers
while
trying
to
protect
Olivia
Swingle.

“Travis
Scott
and
his
team
and
everyone
associated
in
the
event
should
and
will
be
held
responsible.
He
[didn’t]
stop
the
show
even
with
people
chanting
and
to
stop
the
show.
He
allowed
it.
This
was
a
bloodbath
and
all
of
it
is
on
his
hands,”
his
brother
said.
Texas
Gov.
Greg
Abbott
on
Wednesday
announced
the
formation
of
a
concert
safety
task
force
that
will
convene
members
including
music
industry
representatives,
law
enforcement
and
state
agencies
to
issue
recommendations
on
how
to
keep
concerts
safe.

Travis Scott & Drake Sued For 'Incited Mayhem' At Astroworld Festival StampedeTravis
Scott
&
Drake
Sued
For
‘Incited
Mayhem’
At
Astroworld
Festival
Stampede

“Live
music
is
a
source
of
joy,
entertainment,
and
community
for
so
many
Texans

and
the
last
thing
concertgoers
should
have
to
worry
about
is
their
safety
and
security,”
Abbott
said
in
a
statement.
Scott
and
event
organisers
have
come
under
intense
scrutiny
for
how
they
handled
a
crowd
surge
that
injured
hundreds.
“I’m
absolutely
devastated
by
what
took
place
last
night,”
the
rapper
said
in
a
statement
the
day
after
the
incident.

“My
prayers
go
out
to
the
families
and
all
those
impacted
by
what
happened
at
the
Astroworld
Festival.”

Original news source Credit: www.filmibeat.com



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