Nearly 2,400 people needed medical treatment following Astroworld festival tragedy, court filing says

ByRachelle R. Sowell

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Just about 2,400 folks essential clinical procedure adhering to a lethal crowd surge final calendar year at Travis Scott’s Astroworld music competition in Houston, a courtroom filing states.

Attorneys on behalf of some of the victims filed a new doc Monday in Harris County detailing accidents that required “considerable” and “significantly less in depth” therapy as a outcome of the Nov. 5, 2021 tragedy at NRG Park.

According to the submitting, 732 men and women sought considerable treatment for their injuries. An additional 1,649 individuals necessary significantly less substantial cure, it states. Extra than 2,500 situations are continue to becoming reviewed.

“Plaintiffs will proceed to consider and update this for the Courtroom as more info and details are acquired and reviewed,” the submitting states.

The attorneys did not right away react to a ask for for comment on Thursday.

A spokesperson for Scott, who hosted the festival, mentioned the rapper was unfairly blamed for the tragedy.

“It’s really clear that the tide is turning as the authorities and public discussion has been targeted on live performance operators and protection contractors alternatively than performers,” the spokesperson reported in a statement.

The spokesperson mentioned “all symptoms position to a robust comeback” for the rapper.

10 people were killed like 9-yr-aged Ezra Blount, the youngest of the victims, when a crowd of about 50,000 attendees started pushing towards the phase. The other victims ranged in age from 14 to 27. Health-related examiners stated they all died from compression asphyxia.

Scott opened up about the live performance in an job interview very last 12 months with radio host Charlamagne Tha God. The rapper mentioned immediately after the demonstrate he was “hearing points” about what took place but failed to at first realize the extent of it.

“At the finish of the day, these fans are like spouse and children so you really feel like you just dropped one thing. You do these shows, truthfully, for men and women to have the greatest working experience,” he said. “And just to feel that a thing like this transpire, you just try out to figure out … just wrap every little thing around.”

Hundreds of lawsuits have been submitted in opposition to Scott and the concert’s organizer, Live Nation, accusing them of negligence. Very last yr, Scott issued a “general denial” of the claims and questioned for a number of fits to be dismissed.

A spokesman reported Reside Nation was cooperating with investigators and will “address all legal issues at the appropriate time.”