More devastating news has emerged from the Astroworld tragedy, as a ninth person has been pronounced dead.
22-year-old Bharti Shahani lost her sister and cousin during the crowd surge and when they found her she was badly hurt.
TMZ reports Shahani suffered multiple heart attacks as a result of the crush and doctors declared her brain dead earlier this week, before she passed away.
Shahani’s two-year-old puppy ‘Blue’ has been desperately searching for her at home, according to her cousin.
“She was his mom. He is still looking for her all around the house. She was also Blue’s best friend.”
Meanwhile, lawsuits are mounting against Travis Scott and Drake after the Astroworld crowd surge tragedy that cost nine fans their lives, and leaving hundreds injured.
It has been announced that 68 people injured at the festival have joined a lawsuit against the two rappers.
Popular Texas attorney Thomas J Henry says he’s being contacted by victims ‘by the hour’ and has said just how expensive it could be for the rappers.
‘More and more injured victims are contacting my firm by the hour. While we are all still working to understand the full scope of the Astroworld tragedy, I believe the damages suffered by its victims could total in the billions.’
It is now being reported that, Travis Scott and Drawk reportedly attended an Astroworld after-party at Dave & Buster’s following the tragedy.
A source told TMZ that nobody told Travis Scott about the deaths, so he went about his usual business and went to the party, completely unaware that the tragedy had taken place.
Sources told TMZ:
“Travis didn’t know the severity of the situation when he arrived at the party, as far as timing, this remains consistent with the fact that no one including the police had publicly confirmed the gravity of the events that had taken place.”
The party was thrown by Drake, who joined Scott on stage at the festival earlier that night. Drake also had no idea that the tragedy had taken place.