The ten individuals who died in a stampede during rapper Travis Scott’s concert at Houston’s Astroworld Festival last month suffocated by accident.
The victims ranged in age from 9 to 27 years old. Another 300 people were injured among the 50,000-strong crowd.
The medical examiner’s findings might have a significant influence on the criminal investigation into the tragedy, which has shaken Houston and sparked concerns about crowd management and security at entertainment mega-events.
There have been no charges filed by police, but at least 200 lawsuits, including some of the family members of the deceased, have been filed against 29-year-old Scott, festival producer Live Nation Entertainment, the NRG Park music venue, and others engaged in the event.
According to their lawyer, the family of Mirza Danish Baig, 27, sued organizers for negligence and wrongful death, stating they failed to halt the event “when it was evident they had lost entire control of the situation.” At least two other families have already filed cases for negligence.
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