He succumbs at the age of nine; Death toll from Houston concert stampede rises to 10

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An attorney for the family of a 9-year-old boy who was trampled on at a Travis Scott concert in Houston and was alive for a week said the boy had died from his injuries Sunday.

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Ezra Blount’s death brought the total death toll during a stampede at last week’s Astroworld Festival to 10, ranging in age from 9 to 27.

The deaths took place when Grammy Award-nominated rapper Scott appeared before a crowd of 50,000 at NRG Stadium. The scene spun out of control when fans took to the stage.

“The Blount family tonight mourns the incomprehensible loss of their precious son,” said attorney Ben Crump. “This shouldn’t have been the result of taking your son to a concert.”

Crump has said that any of the various concert officials could have prevented deaths and injuries by stopping the show and turning on the house lights when chaos in the crowd became apparent.

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Crump and other attorneys for those injured at the festival have filed dozens of lawsuits against Scott and the organizers, alleging negligence in crowd control, lack of proper medical care and lack of emergency preparations, among other issues.

Scott on Thursday asked the victims and their families to contact him, saying he “desperately wishes to share his condolences and provide assistance,” according to a statement. The rapper previously offered to pay for the funeral costs and mental health counseling.


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