Travis Scott’s Astroworld Stampede Tragedy took 8 lives and injured three hundred. Many of the victims are still in the hospital with life-threatening injuries. Families of the victims that lost their lives are demanding justice.

In the aftermath Travis Scott has cancelled future concerts and issued refunds for everyone who attended Astroworld. He has found himself at the center of around thirty lawsuits. The real sufferers however, are the hundreds of victims. For them, its a matter of life and death.

As tragic as death can be, the tragedy took away innocent children. Two teenagers, John Hilgert, 14 and Brianna Rodriguez, 16 lost their lives. Nine year old Ezra Blount is currently fighting for his life. Blount is in a state of medically-induced coma after being crushed in the stampede.

TMZ reports that 22-year-od Bharti Shahani has been hospitalized since Friday’s devastation, clinging to life on a ventilator. She has been declared brain dead. Meaning, she had no chance of recovery because her body is unable to survive without artificial life support. A person who’s brain dead is legally confirmed as dead. 

Bharti was a senior in Texas A&M University. She reportedly suffered multiple heart attacks during and after the crush. Her sister Namrata and her cousin accompanied her at the concert but got separated during the crowd surge.

Bharti’s sister Namrata got out of the concert alive. Medics resuscitated Bharti in the ambulance but by the time she made it to the nearest hospital she was in an extremely dire shape. Astroworld was indeed a devastating tragedy. The amount of lives it has ruined is staggering. We hope such a horrific incident never happens again. Condolences to the families of the victims who are no longer with us.

Shifa Jahan

Shifa Jahan is a freelance writer from Bahrain currently pursuing her Masters degree in Comparative Literature from Jadavpur University, India. She is experienced in Copywriting, Academic Writing and loves to write about pop culture/ entertainment-news. Other interests include theatre, teaching, foreign languages and culture.

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