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Singer Asake is ‘devastated’ as woman dies after being injured in crowd crush at Brixton Academy


Nigerian artist Asake said he is ‘devastated’ and ‘overwhelmed with grief’ after a woman died following a crowd crush outside his concert at the O2 Academy Brixton.

Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, from Newham, east London, died in hospital this morning after being critically injured in the crush, which unfolded during Asake’s concert on Thursday.

The Metropolitan Police said two other women, aged 21 and 23, remain in a critical condition. Asake has said he is ‘praying’ for those injured.

In a statement posted on Instagram, Asake said: ‘I am devastated by the news that Rebecca Ikumelo who was in a critical condition since Thursday has sadly passed away. 

Source: Daily Mail

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