November 8 (Reuters) – A wave of fans heading to the stage as rap star Travis Scott performed at a Houston-area music festival last week left eight people dead and hundreds injured. Read more
Here are the profiles of the eight people killed:
Baig’s heroic final actions were recalled on Facebook by his brother, who said the man died trying to save his fiance from being crushed.
âMy brother Danish Baig (was) a beautiful soul whose smile lit up the room and put everyone before him. Last night he showed his brave act to save my sister-in-law / her fiancÃ© from these horrible things being done . I âI am lost for words and in real trauma from this event. I was there and I couldn’t save my brother, “Basil Mirza Baig wrote on Facebook.
Dane and his fiancee Olivia Swingle, 25, both worked at AT&T Inc (TN), his family told People.com. Dane, 27, who worked as a corporate district manager and traveled to the concert from Dallas, was a baby when he moved with his family from Karachi, Pakistan, to Texas.
Basil Baig told reporters that Travis Scott, Live Nation Entertainment Inc (LYV.N) and “anyone affiliated with the Astroworld festival, should be held accountable for everything. They have blood on their hands.”
A student at Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Jurinek is remembered as “a creative and intelligent young man with a promising career in journalism and advertising,” said school chancellor Austin Lane in a statement.
Jurinek was on the dean’s list this semester as a journalism student specializing in radio, television and digital media, a school spokesperson said.
Jurinek lived in Naperville, Ill., About 30 miles west of Chicago. The 20-year-old student spent many weekends with his father after his mother passed away in 2011, The New York Times reported.
Another native of Naperville, Ill. Was Patino, 21. He attended the University of Dayton, where he was studying mechanical engineering technology. He also joined several campus organizations, including Alpha Psi Lambda, a Hispanic interest fraternity and the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers.
Acosta, 21, died in the crash, Houston-based law firm Buzbee said in a statement. Legal action against several parties involved in the Astroworld music festival will be filed on behalf of Acosta’s family and other victims, lawyers said. Acosta, originally from Tieton, Wash., Was a student at Western Washington University in Bellingham. He was majoring in computer science, The New York Times reported.
The youngest person to be killed was Hilgert, 14, remembered this weekend with green ribbons – his favorite color – placed around the Memorial High School campus in the Houston area, where he was a student of first year, according to local television station KHOU.
An avid baseball player, he was known for his “unforgettable smile” and for striving for his best performance “every day, every game, every pitch,” wrote Jordan Venable, club manager. travel baseball, on Facebook.
A member of the group from Heights High School in Houston who loved to dance, Rodriguez, 16, was “someone who could always make anyone smile,” the group’s Twitter account wrote. Her family has set up an online fundraiser to help pay for the funeral costs.
RODOLFO ‘RUDY’ PENA
The youngest of five siblings, Pena, 23, of Laredo, Texas, was “always smiling,” her older sister told Rolling Stone. The former high school varsity footballer was studying criminology at Laredo College in Laredo, Texas, and one day hoped to work for U.S. customs and border protection, his family told Rolling Stone.
The last publicly identified victim was Dubiski, 23, whose family lived in Cypress, Texas, about 30 miles northwest of Houston. Dubiski’s name was on a comprehensive list of the dead that was tweeted by Harris County Judge Lina Hidalgo on Monday. Dubiski attended the University of Mississippi after graduating from Cy-Fair High School, according to a family member’s Facebook page which included photographs of his bright smile. Dubiski had been a high school cheerleader, the Houston Chronicle reported.
Reporting by Barbara Goldberg in New York, Erwin Seba in Houston and Brendan O’Brien in Chicago Additional reporting by Joseph Ax, Nathan Frandino, Daniel Trotta, Shivam Patel and Tim Reid Editing by Matthew Lewis
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