Woman Dies After Asake Concert Crush at Brixton Academy in London

Woman Dies After Asake Concert Crush at Brixton Academy in London

London resident Rebecca Ikumelo was one of eight people hospitalized on Dec. 15.

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General view of the exterior of O2 Academy Brixton on November 23, 2019 in London, England.

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Police said Saturday that a woman who was crushed outside a London concert venue had died. 17).

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

According to the Metropolitan Police force, she died Saturday morning. Two other women, aged 21 and 23, remain in critical condition.



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Asake stated that he was overwhelmed by grief at the death of Ikumelo.

“My deepest condolences to her family at this time. Please keep her family in your prayers. I have spoken to them and will continue to do so,” he wrote on Instagram.

According to police, emergency services were called after a large crowd tried to gain entry without tickets. They found people with crush injuries.

It asked people to send in photos or video of the scene to assist the police investigation.

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

“Rebecca had her entire life ahead of her, and on behalf all Londoners, my condolences go out to her family, friends, and loved ones during this very difficult time,” he stated.

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

South London’s Brixton Academy is home to one of the most well-known music venues in London. Built as a movie theater in the 1920s, it has a capacity of just under 5,000.

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