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Woman Dies After Crowd Crushes Her Outside Asake’s London Concert


A woman injured in a crush outside a London concert venue has died, police said on Saturday.

Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, a London resident, was one of eight people hospitalized after being caught up in the chaos outside the O2 Brixton Academy on Thursday night, where Nigerian singer Asake was due to perform.

The Metropolitan Police said he died on Saturday morning. Two other women, ages 21 and 23, remain in critical condition.

Asake said he was “overwhelmed with grief” over Ikumelo’s death.

“My deepest condolences to his loved ones at this time. Let’s keep his family in our prayers. I have spoken to them and will continue to do so,” he wrote on Instagram.

The police force said emergency services were called after “a large crowd tried to enter without tickets” and found people who suffer crush injuries.

He urged people with photos or videos of the scene to send them to help the police investigation.

London Mayor Sadiq Khan said he was “heartbroken” by Ikumelo’s death.

“Rebecca had her whole life ahead of her and on behalf of all Londoners I would like to express my condolences to her family, friends and loved ones at this extremely difficult time,” he said.

“My thoughts are with all those affected by this terrible incident. It is vital that the investigation into what happened is concluded as soon as possible.”

The Brixton Academy in South London is one of the most famous music venues in the city. Built as a movie theater in the 1920s, it has a capacity of just under 5,000.




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