Nov 14, 2021 - Economy

Boy, 9, dies after Astroworld festival crush

 A makeshift memorial on November 7, 2021 at the NRG Park grounds where 10 people died following a crowd surge at the Astroworld Festival in Houston, Texas.

A makeshift memorial at the NRG Park grounds where the Astroworld Festival tragedy occurred in Houston. Photo: Thomas Shea/AFP via Getty Images

A 9-year-old boy on Sunday became the 10th person to die from injuries sustained during a crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival in Houston.

The big picture: Ezra Blount died in the hospital after being placed in a medically induced coma with serious head injuries sustained in the Nov. 5 crush as rapper Travis Scott performed, per a statement from family attorney Ben Crump.

  • The Dallas boy is the youngest person to die following the stampede.

Of note: Authorities in Houston have launched a criminal investigation into the tragedy.

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