Astroworld Stampede Claims Indian Origin Student Bharati Shahani

Houston: Bharati Shahani, a 22-year-old college student who had incurred severe injuries during the Astroworld festival has passed away. Shahani had been declared brain dead a couple of days ago. With her passing the death toll from the Astroworld stampede has now risen to nine, while hundreds have been injured.

The news of Shahani’s passing was shared by her family’s lawyer James Lassiter during a news conference that was attended by her loved ones. “We want to make sure that the people who decided to put profits over the safety of the lives of children are held responsible,” he said in his statement. Shahani was a student at Texas Agricultural and Mechanical University.

On the night of November 5, a huge crowd gathered to attend the Astroworld festival in Huston, United States. Shahani was one of the attendees, along with her sister and cousin. When Scott took the stage for his performance, it lead to a surge of crowd towards the main stage.

While an investigation is underway, there is no clarity on who is to be blamed for the tragedy at the festival which saw over 50,000 people in attendance. while Scott continued with his hour-long performance through the incident, he later claimed that he was unware of what was unfolding around him.

Mohit Bellani, Shahani’s cousin, blamed the arrangements for the tragedy. According to him, ““If they hadn’t packed us in with barriers on all three sides, maybe this wouldn’t have happened.