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Astroworld victims cause of death released by coroner

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Astroworld victims cause of death released by coroner

The 10 people who lost their lives during Travis Scott’s Astroworld concert in November all died from compression asphyxia, the coroner revealed on Thursday.

The report from the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences confirmed what many had suspected killed the 10 attendees, after chaos and a “crowd crush” broke out at Scott’s annual music festival on Nov. 5.

The concert attendees, eight of whom were from Texas and two from Illinois, spanned ages 9 to 27. Three of the victims were female and seven were male.

More than 300 people were injured at the Houston concert and 25 were hospitalized. Scott and the concert organizers have come under serious scrutiny and are facing lawsuits over their alleged failure to stop the performance while attendees were screaming for help.

Scott, 30, recently spoke about the events, telling Charlamagne tha God in an interview that he’s “1000 percent” sure he did everything he could to help dying audience members.

One of the victims also had contributing factors of cocaine, meth and ethanol consumption, the coroner said.

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