Travis Scott's Astroworld death toll hits 10 as 9yo Ezra Blount dies from injuries

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A nine-year-old boy has become the tenth person to die as a result of the crowd surge at Travis Scott's Astroworld festival in Texas. 

Ezra Blount, believed to be the youngest victim of the tragedy, died on Sunday (US time) after being placed in a medically induced coma to attempt to overcome serious brain, liver and kidney trauma sustained at the concert. 

According to CNN, family attorney Ben Crump confirmed the news, speaking of the Blount family's "incomprehensible loss" in a statement. 

"The Blount family tonight is grieving the incomprehensible loss of their precious young son. This should not have been the outcome of taking their son to a concert, what should have been a joyful celebration," Crump said. 

"Ezra's death is absolutely heartbreaking. We are committed to seeking answers and justice for the Blount family. But tonight we stand in solidarity with the family, in grief, and in prayer." 

In the days following the incident at Astroworld, Crump filed a US$1 million lawsuit against Travis Scott and Live Nation on behalf of the family, citing "grossly negligent conduct". 

The filing stated that Blount was "kicked, stepped on and trampled, and nearly crushed to death" at Astroworld, causing "catastrophic" injuries. 

A GoFundMe page set up by Blount's father revealed that the nine-year-old was on his dad's shoulders when the crowd surge happened. 

Nine other concertgoers, including a 14-year-old and a 16-year-old, died due to the incident, which left hundreds more injured.