Texas A&M Student Hurt at Astroworld Dies; Death Total at 9

A 22-year-old college senior who was critically injured at the Astroworld festival in Houston has died, making her the 9th person to die after throngs of fans surged toward the stage during a performance by headliner Travis Scott.

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The Astroworld main stage where Travis Scott was performing Friday evening where a surging crowd killed eight people, sits full of debris from the concert, in a parking lot at NRG Center on Monday, Nov. 8, 2021, in Houston. ( Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)
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HOUSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old college senior who was critically injured at the Astroworld festival in Houston has died, the family’s lawyer said Thursday, making her the 9th person to die after throngs of fans surged toward the stage during a performance by headliner Travis Scott. Bharti Shahani died Wednesday night, attorney James Lassiter said during a news conference. “Bharti was a shining star in the community,” Lassiter said. “She was a sister, a daughter,…

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