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9-Year-Old Boy Dies of Injuries Sustained at Astroworld, Pushing Death Toll to 10

HeadlineNov 15, 2021

A 9-year-old boy has become the latest — and youngest — deadly victim of the Astroworld Festival tragedy in Houston, Texas. Ezra Blount had been placed in a medically induced coma after he fell from his father’s shoulders during the crowd surge which took place as headliner Travis Scott was performing. Ten people have died from the stampede. The young boy’s family has filed a lawsuit — one of some 100 lawsuits that have been filed since the fatal event — against Travis Scott, Live Nation Entertainment and others.

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