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A Texas A&M student has died from injuries related to Astroworld. At least 9 people have died

Candles, flowers and a written note lie at a makeshift memorial at NRG Stadium.
Lucio Vasquez
Houston Public Media
Items left at a makeshift memorial outside NRG Park on Nov. 8, 2021, days after eight people died and more than a dozen were hospitalized when a crowd surged during Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival.

Bharti Shahani, a 22-year-old Texas A&M student injured during Astroworld last week, died Wednesday of injuries sustained at the festival, the family lawyer confirmed on Thursday.

Shahani was on a ventilator with no sign of brain activity after a crowd rushed the stage during last week’s festival. Eight others died and 25 were hospitalized, including Shahani. A 9-year-old boy is currently in a medically induced coma.

“She was like angel for us,” her father Sunny Shahani said during a Thursday news briefing. “I don’t want somebody else’s daughter to go like this.”

The Shahani family previously filed a complaint against festival organizers in Harris County District Court, as well as against rapper Travis Scott and others. That case has since been non-suited, and the family has switched attorneys.

“This was 100% avoidable,” said Mohit Bellani, her cousin who was also in attendance on Friday. ‘This was an act of pure, pure brutality.”

Lawyers for the family declined to discuss any future lawsuit on Thursday.

Lucio Vasquez contributed to this report.

This is a developing story and will be updated.
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