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The death toll at Houston's Astroworld Festival has risen to nine

The death toll at Houston’s Astroworld Festival has risen to nine

Bharti Shahani died of her injuries. © GoFundmy

The number of festival-goers who died while rapper Travis Scott performed at a festival in Houston, Texas, has risen to nine. The family and lawyer of a 22-year-old woman announced, Thursday, that she had succumbed to her injuries.

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Bharti Shahani, 22, was an engineering student at Texas A&M University and was due to graduate this spring. She was in critical condition after being hit at Astroworld and died Wednesday night.

On Wednesday, police said at least one other person was in critical condition. It would be a nine-year-old boy who had suffered from heart failure and brain damage and had been placed in an artificial coma. His grandfather said he was sitting on his father’s shoulders when he lost consciousness and fell into the crowd.

Police also said the investigation could take up to a month. Eyewitnesses are interviewed as video images are shown. About 50,000 festival-goers attended the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas on Friday night. At one point, the crowd started beating drums and panic broke out. Many festival-goers were killed. Two teenagers were among the victims.

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Travis Scott and the organizers are accused of taking insufficient security measures and that the party was stopped too late. Monday , Submitting the first complaints To Travis Scott and Drake, on Thursday there were already at least 58 complaints from injured concertgoers and relatives of the victims.

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