Bharti Shahani, the 22-year-old college student who was declared brain dead after being critically injured at the Astroworld Festival, has sadly passed away.
On Thursday (Nov. 11), an attorney for Shahani’s family announced that she succumbed to her injuries on Wednesday night (Nov. 10). She is now the ninth person to lose their life after last week’s concert.
As REVOLT previously reported, Shahani attended Travis Scott’s Astroworld Festival with her sister Namrata Shahani and her cousin Mohit Bellani. Once the crowd of over 50,000 people surged toward the stage as the “Highest In The Room” emcee performed, the women lost each other.
“Once one person fell, people started toppling like dominos. It was like a sinkhole. People were falling on top of each other,” Bellani said. “There were like layers of bodies on the ground, like two people thick. We were fighting to come up to the top and breathe to stay alive.”
Shahani was rushed to a nearby hospital as paramedics performed CPR on her. According to her family, the Texas A&M college student suffered multiple heart attacks and her brain was swollen. She was placed on a ventilator and doctors told her family that she had shown no signs of brain activity.
“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,” Shahani’s father said earlier this week. “I request all of Houston to pray for her. Maybe the prayers might work as a miracle for her.”