Mirza Danish Baig, 27, was one of the eight victims of the deadly incident at a music festival Friday night in Houston. He died trying to save his fiancee Olivia Swingle, according to his younger brother Basil Baig, who was also at the concert and managed to survive, told various media.
Baig, a native of Dallas, fell during the chaos and was trampled on by concert goers while trying to protect his fiancee Olivia Swingle, Basil Baig said.
According to his account, the couple parted in the chaos, and somehow the ambulance managed to get to her first and save her life. When he got to him, they tried to revive him, but he died before reaching the hospital.
“People started beating them, people started beating his fiancée. She is very hurt and he was trying to save her,” adding: “And there was no one there to help him.”
“My heart is destroyed and my soul has been taken from me. I was really loved, I had someone who loved me more than anything in this world and not everyone can experience that kind of love. My love gave his life to save mine And I’ll spend the rest of my life making sure he gets the justice he deserves. I wouldn’t be here today if it weren’t for him, he’s a hero and the world needs to know his story, ”he wrote.
Mirza Danish Baig, was a district manager at AT&T, according to his Facebook profile and was also a fan of the Dallas Cowboy.
“He was (a) young and innocent soul who always put others first. He was a hardworking man who loved his family and took care of us. He was there in the blink of an eye for anything. He always had a solution for everything, “Basil Baig told ABC News.
The Baig’s funeral was held Sunday in Colleyville in the Dallas-Forth Worth area, according to The Dallas Morning News.
Authorities investigate what caused the tragedy
Last Friday, around 9:15 p.m. local time, an avalanche during the Astroworld Festival killed eight people after the crowd began to push in the direction of the stage, while fights broke out among the attendees and some lost consciousness.
As a result, in addition to the eight dead, 25 people were hospitalized, of which 13 are still receiving medical attention, including five under the age of 18, according to the latest data from the authorities.
Now the city police department is leading the criminal investigation into how deadly chaos broke out during Scott’s performance on Friday night.
While a prominent local official is calling for a separate and independent review of the tragedy, crowd safety experts say an investigation by neutral outsiders could help the city avoid potential conflicts of interest and promote transparency.
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“He gave his life to save mine”: the emotional message of the fiancee of Danish Baig, one of the victims of the Astroworld Festival