A 22-year-old fan who attended Travis Scott’s Astroworld festival has been left braindead following the crowd crush during the rapper’s set, which killed eight people.
Yesterday it was confirmed by the City of Houston the names of the eight victims who died. Those individuals were Axel Acosta Avila, Mirza Baig, Madison Dubiski, Jacob Jurinke, Franco Patino, Rodolfo Peña, Brianna Rodriguez, and John Hilgert, the last of whom was only 14 years old.
Now, 22-year-old Texas A&M University senior Bharti Shahani’s family have revealed she has been left braindead and is on a ventilator. On her way to the hospital, Bharti was given CPR but tragically suffered multiple heart attacks before arriving at the destination.
Amid the crowd surge, Bharti was separated from her sister Namrata Shahni and cousin Mohit Bellani. Speaking to ABC1 Houston, Namrata said, “Once we let go of her hand, the next time we saw her, we were in the ER.”
“The doctors, they say the chances of survival are nothing, which I have not even spoken to my wife until now. We keep saying we’ll pray,” her father, Sunny Shahani, told ABC. “I request all of Houston to pray for her. Maybe the prayers might work as a miracle for her.”
Scott previously announced on his Instagram his desire to connect with the victims’ families to try and support them after the events “We’re actually working right now to identify the families so we can help assist them during this tough time,” Scott said in a video.
He continued, “My fans really mean the world to me. I always just really want to leave them with a positive experience. Anytime I can make out what’s going on, I stop the show and help them get the help they need.”
The rapper has also announced plans to cover the funeral expenses of all the victims and offered free therapy to any attendees in need.