A second woman identified as Gabrielle Hutchinson has died after being injured in a stampede at Asake’s concert at Brixton Academy.
Gabrielle, aged 23, died in the hospital in the early hours of Monday, December 19, 2022.
Hutchinson was one of the event’s hired security providers that evening.
Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, was the first woman who died after sustaining injuries at the concert. She died on Saturday morning, Dec. 17.
A third woman aged 21 remains in the hospital fighting for her life.
According to the Metropolitan Police, all three ladies were in the foyer of the building in south London when they were gravely hurt in the crush.
Eight people were taken to hospital with injuries following the incident on Thursday night, Dec. 15.
According to the Police, they were alerted to allegations of a “huge number of individuals attempting to force access to the premises,” where Afrobeat musician Asake was playing.
The musician was forced to abandon the gig after performing three songs and released a statement saying his “heart is with those who were injured”.
Metropolitan Police Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove said;
“It is devastating news that a second person has lost their life following the events on Thursday.
I wish to express my heartfelt condolences to Gabrielle’s family at this unimaginably difficult time.”