Roommate, new information is available on the cause of death of those who died while attending Travis Scott’s deadly Astroworld festival on November 5th. According to Fox News, the cause of death of all ten victims became known. The Houston coroner’s office said the cause of death was due to compression asphyxia. In addition, reports also show that a victim was a contributing cause of “the combined toxic effects of cocaine, methamphetamine and ethanol”.
Forensic medics at the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston had to wait several weeks after the festival to get additional test results before making final determinations on the cause and nature of the deaths KPRC. All deaths were classified as random. As we reported earlier, the youngest victim was 9-year-old Ezra Blount. You may remember, Ezra was on his father’s shoulders when he sadly passed out, causing Ezra to fall too. The 9-year-old was unfortunately trampled on in autumn and separated from his father. Ezra suffered severe organ damage and was placed in a medically induced coma, in which he died after eight days.
Other victims include Mirza Baig, 27; Rodolfo Pena, 23; Madison Dubiski, 23; Bharti Shahani, 22; Axel Avila, 21; Franco Patino, 21; Jacob Jurinek, 20; Brianna Rodriguez, 16; and John Hilgert, 14. Travis Scott offered to pay for the victims’ funerals; however, several declined, including the family of Ezra, Jacob and Franco Patino, Axel and John. All of the victims ‘legal representatives described Travis’ offer to relieve public pressure rather than showing genuine remorse.
Bharti Shahani’s attorney released a statement regarding the coroner’s findings. “Results released Thursday by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirm that Astroworld Festival victim Bharti Shahani suffered a horrific death after being choked to death in a huge crowd,” said attorney James Lassiter. “The coroner’s findings confirm Bharti’s family’s worst fears. The last living moments of her beloved daughter were certainly marked by suffering, panic and horror. It’s a terrible, inescapable picture that no parent should endure. But that is the sad reality for the Shahanis and the nine other families who received this terrible news. “
Our thoughts remain with the families of the Astroworld victims.
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