US concert death toll reaches ten as boy dies

In the US, a nine-year-old has passed away days after suffering severe injuries in a crowd of a music concert. Following a stampede in the Astroworld festival in Texas on November 5, the death toll has now reached ten, British public broadcaster BBC reports.
The festival took place in the US city of Huston on November 15 and there had gathered around 50,000 people. Hundreds of people were hurt when the crowd started to press towards the stage. As the crush began causing injuries to people, panic grew and the casualties quickly overwhelmed the on-site first aiders, local officials stated.
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Lawyers representing more than 200 people claiming they were injured in the stampede told the press on Friday, November 12, they were filing another 90 lawsuits against the promoters of the event.
On Sunday, November 14, a lawyer for the family of Ezra Blount confirmed the boy’s death. «Ezra’s death is absolutely heartbreaking,» civil rights attorney Ben Crump said in a statement. «This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert.»