10 people died and hundreds were injured after a crowd surged at Travis Scott’s concert at Astroworld Festival
Forensic reports have revealed that the 10 victims of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival died of accidental ‘compression asphyxia’.
The reports were according to the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
On November 5, ten people died and hundreds were injured due to a crowd surge during the rapper’s performance at his festival in Houston, Texas.
According to the report, only one of the 10 victims had a ‘contributory cause’ of death which was due to the ‘combined toxic effects of cocaine, methamphetamine and ethanol’.
The people who died due to the tragic event include Danish Baig, 27, Rodolfo Peña, 23, Madison Dubiski, 23, Bharti Shahan, 22, Franco Patiño, 21, Axel Acosta, 21, Jacob Jurinek, 20, Brianna Rodriguez, 16, John Hilgert, 14, and nine-year-old Ezra Blount.
Following the tragic incident, Scott offered to cover the funeral costs of the victims.
A statement released by a representative for Scott said: “Travis Scott will cover all funeral costs and provide further aid for individuals affected by the November 5 tragedy at Astroworld Festival.”
However the families of 14-year-old John Hilgert and 27-year-old Danish Baig have rejected the offer, reports TMZ.
One of the families called Scott’s offer a ‘slap in the face’.
Attorney Michael Lyons, who’s representing Baig’s family in a civil lawsuit against the rapper and others told TMZ: “We received a written offer from Travis Scott’s attorney Dan Petrocelli indicating that he would pay $7,500 in funeral burial costs and my clients are rejecting that.”
Lyons said the Baig’s family ‘wants Travis nowhere near their son’s burial’, adding: “[Y]ou can infer that when a parent has to bury their child that they’re not really interested in people who may have contributed to that being involved.”
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The musician recently sat down for his first interview since the tragedy where he claimed he had no idea that fans were dying during his concert.
Scott, who is dad to Kylie Jenner’s daughter Stormi, says it wasn’t until a press conference after his set that he realised the gravity of the situation.
Speaking on radio personality Charlamagne Tha God’s YouTube channel, he said: “I didn’t know the exact details until minutes before the press conference [after my set].
“And even at that moment you’re like, ‘Wait, what?’
“People pass out, things happen at concerts, but something like that…”
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