Astroworld tragedy: Ninth victim, 22, confirmed dead after Travis Scotts concert
A ninth casualty has been confirmed after Travis Scott's tragic Astroworld concert.
A 22 year old woman named Bharti Shahani has been confirmed as the ninth person to die after the deadly crowd crush.
Eight others died between the ages of 14 and 27 as crowds surged towards the stage during the rapper's performance.
A mass of concertgoers at Houston's NRG Park "began to compress" at the front of the stage as Kylie Jenner's beau Travis, 29, performed on stage at around 9.15pm Central Daylight Time, which is around 2am Greenwich Mean Time.
At around 9.38pm, a "mass casualty incident" was triggered as the number of victims began to increase.
Out of those hospitalised, 11 were in cardiac arrest. Meanwhile, it's understood around 300 people were treated at a field hospital at the scene of the concert.
Rapper Travis Scott has released a statement saying he is ‘absolutely devastated’ following the stampede at his concert in Houston.
The singer took to Twitter to share a statement. He said: “I’m absolutely devastated by what took place last night.
“My prayers go out to the families and all those impacted by what happened at Astroworld Festival.”
He continued: “Houston PD has my total support as they continue to look into the tragic loss of life.
“I am committed to working together with the Houston community to heal and support the families in need.”
He went on: “Thank you to Houston PD, Fire Department and NRG Park for their immediate response and support.”
He ended the statement with: “Love You All”.
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