December 3, 2021

‘Treasured Angel’ Bharti Shahani Turns into Ninth Sufferer of Travis Scott’s Astroworld Pageant

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Travis Scott’s deadly Astroworld festival has claimed its ninth victim after critically injured faculty senior Bharti Shahani succumbed to her accidents practically per week after attending the doomed occasion.

Legal professional James Lassiter made the announcement alongside Shahani’s household a press convention Thursday, noting that the 22-year-old, who had been on a ventilator because the weekend, died on Wednesday evening on the Houston Methodist Hospital.

“I’m empty right here,” Shahani’s mother, Karishma Shahani, mentioned as she pointed to her coronary heart.

Sunny Shahani known as his daughter a “good angel.”

“She was like an angel for us, she was the top of the household,” he mentioned. “[She was] at all times calm, at all times listens and she or he had a shiny future.”

Shahani was learning electronics programs engineering at Texas A&M College and hoped to graduate subsequent spring.

The Astroworld competition—which has been widely criticized for security, medical and crowd control failures which have now submerged headliner Travis Scott and competition organizers in a sea of lawsuits—was Shahani’s first music competition, her sister mentioned.

She attended together with her sister, Namarata Shahani, and cousin Mohit Bellani.

Namarata mentioned Thursday that she remembers greedy her sister’s hand on the live performance after which the subsequent second, Shahani “was within the ER unconscious on a ventilator.”

By means of tears, she mentioned the final phrases she remembers her older sister uttering have been, “Are you alright?” because the 50,000-strong crowd surged round them.

In accordance with household, Shahani had two coronary heart assaults on the way in which to the hospital and was instantly intubated, which got here as a shock to her cousin, Mohit Bellani, who had assumed she may simply be affected by dehydration, and would go away the hospital alive.

He mentioned he was the primary to reach within the emergency room to seek out his cousin unconscious, with tubes down her throat. Her mind stem was badly swollen from a lack of oxygen.

“I identical to instantly shut down, like utterly, that ought to by no means occur to anybody, particularly not at a live performance, it’s a celebration, proper?” he mentioned. “It shouldn’t be—like individuals shouldn’t be dying.”

Lassiter mentioned the household had not but heard from Scott or his representatives, regardless of the rapper promising to cowl funeral prices and saying on Sunday that he was “devastated” and was working to succeed in out to victims’ households.

“It looks like we’re nonetheless residing on this nightmare that’s not ending,” Namarata mentioned Thursday, including that she’s nonetheless ready for the second she wakes up and might see her sister once more.

“Phrases can’t describe how I’m feeling proper now, like I can’t put into phrases what Bharti meant to me as a result of it looks like she meant all the pieces to me,” she mentioned. “I’ve by no means identified what it feels wish to be with out her.”

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