Friday, December 17, 2021

Astroworld Victims Died of Asphyxiation

Last month ten people were killed and hundreds injured after a crowd surge during the opening night of rapper Travis Scott's Astroworld tour [click here if you missed that]. 

All ten fatalities were caused by asphyxiation...

The 10 people who lost their lives in a massive crowd surge at the Astroworld music festival in Houston died from compression asphyxia, officials announced Thursday.
Medical examiners with the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences in Houston had to wait several weeks following the Nov. 5 concert by rap superstar Travis Scott for additional test results before making final determinations on cause and manner of the deaths.
The youngest victim was 9-year-old Ezra Blount. The others who died ranged in age from 14 to 27. Medical examiners said contributing factors in one man’s death were cocaine, methamphetamine and ethanol, a form of alcohol.