A woman injured in a crush outside a London concert hall has died, police said Saturday.
London resident Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, was one of eight people hospitalized after she was 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, aged 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. Please 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 suffering from crush injuries.
He urged people with photos or videos of the scene to come forward 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 pass on my condolences to her family, friends and loved ones at this extremely difficult time,” he said.
“My thoughts remain with all those affected by this terrible incident. It is vital that the investigation into what happened is completed as soon as possible.”
Brixton Academy, in south London, is one of the city’s most famous music venues. Built as a movie theater in the 1920s, it has a capacity of just under 5,000 people.
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