Astroworld death toll rises to 9 as tragic brain dead concertgoer, 22, dies

An Astroworld concertgoer has died from injuries suffered in a crowd surge almost a week after the tragedy.

Computer science student Bharti Shahani, 22, has become the ninth person to die in the crush in Houston, Texas which injured around 300 others.

Bharti, from Texas, was declared brain dead on Tuesday at Houston Methodist Hospital, where she had been placed on a ventilator as medics tried save her from a critical condition.

Her heartbroken dad Sunny confirmed Bharti's death in a press conference on Thursday afternoon where he paid tribute to her as being "like an angel".

According to MailOnline, Sunny said: "It was the wrong day and the wrong time for her to go to the concert, Astroworld.

"Bharti used to take care of her whole family. Taking care of her younger sister, being like her mother, because my wife started working with me and supporting me in the business.

"She was like an angel for us. She was the head of the family. She was very nice to us. Always calm, always listened, and she had a bright future."

Her father continued to ask members of the public to push for justice so no more concertgoers suffer the same fate, KTRK reports.

Sunny said: "The only thing I request from you all is to please, please make sure you request justice. I do not want somebody else's daughter to go like this.

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"I know that concerts might be music, having fun, but this is not a concert, no.

"This was not a concert. I don't know what it was. but this was not a concert, because my baby didn't come back."

Bharti's passing adds to the death toll of Mirza Baig, Rodolfo Peña, Madison Dubiski, Franco Patiño, Jacob Jurinke; John Hilgert; Axel Acosta; and Brianna Rodriguez.

On Tuesday it was reported that a nine-year-old boy who was on his dad's shoulders at the Astroworld festival has been put into a medically induced coma following horror injuries to his lungs, heart and brain.

Ezra Blount's grandfather said: "He’s a small innocent child. He didn’t deserve that, he didn’t deserve that at all."

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A survivor of the concert last week says she left with a distinct imprint of a boot on her face.

Sarah Alvarez-Galindo had paid extra for 'VIP' tickets in the hope of avoiding the Houston-born rapper's 'aggressive' fanbase, but she was still caught in the mayhem that has so far cost eight lives

She said as the crowd surged out of control, she was pushed to the ground in Houstons NRG Park, where the festival was being held.

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