33-year-old woman injured in Brixton Academy crowd crush has died
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A 33-year-old woman who sustained injuries during a crowd crush at Brixton Academy has died.
Rebecca Ikumelo was confirmed to have passed away by the Metropolitan Police.
Two women, aged 21 and 23, remain in south London hospitals in a critical condition.
The incident occurred after a large crowd attempted to gain entry without tickets to a show by Nigerian artist Asake at the south London venue.
The singer has said he is 'praying' for those injured on Thursday night.
Florence Eshalomi, Labour MP for Vauxhall, said in a statement posted on Twitter: “It is very clear ticketing and security procedures have not performed as they should have for this incident to have occurred.
“We need answers about exactly how this happened and safeguards against it in future. This will be fully investigated by Specialist Crime detectives, supported by Lambeth Council’s Licensing Unit.”
She added: “This is a deeply concerning incident and has turned an experience which should have been a celebration into a very sad day.
“My thoughts are with those caught up in the crush last night, in particular those that remain in hospital. My central hope is for their full recovery.”