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LONDON – A woman injured in a stampede outside a London concert hall has died, police said Saturday.

Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, from London, was one of eight people hospitalized after she was caught up in a disturbance 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 more women, aged 21 and 23, remain in critical condition.

Asake said he was “saddened” by Ikumelo’s death.

“At this moment, I express my sincere condolences to his loved ones. Please keep his family in our prayers. I have spoken with them and will continue to do so,” he wrote on Instagram.

Police said emergency services were called after “a large crowd tried to enter without tickets” and they found people with crushing injuries.

It appealed for people with photos or video of the scene to come forward to help police investigations.

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 extend 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 of what happened is completed as soon as possible.”

Located in south London, Brixton Academy is one of the city’s most popular music venues. Built as a movie theater in the 1920s, it has a seating capacity of just under 5,000.


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