Boy, 9, becomes youngest victim of Astroworld festival crowd surge
Astroworld has claimed the lives of ten people
A nine-year-old boy has become the tenth victim of Travis Scott's Astroworld, having been trampled to death by stampeding fans during the concert.
Ezra Blount, of Dallas, Texas, was on his father, Treston Blout's shoulders when crowds surged forward on November 5.
Treston was knocked unconscious and Ezra was nowhere to be found.
Treston Blount told ABC 13 that he was unable to find his son after regaining consciousness but was alerted by police after filing a missing person report.
He soon discovered that Ezra had suffered serious damage to his brain, kidney, and liver. A lawsuit filed against Scott and Live Nation says that Ezra was "kicked, stepped on, and trampled, and nearly crushed to death".
Ezra's family is now seeking at least $1 million in damages.
The family's lawyer, Ben Crump, said that he was "committed to seeking answers and justice".
His statement continued: "The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son.
"This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration. Ezra's death is absolutely heartbreaking."
Ezra's death brings the total number of fatalities from the concert to ten. The victims range in age from nine to 27.
Texas attorney Thomas J. Henry said last week that he was being contacted by more people "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," he said.
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