33-Year-Old London Mother Rebecca Ikumelo Dies In Crowd Crush At Concert For Afrobeats Singer Asake
The Afrobeats singer said he spoke with the mother's family and remains devastated by the loss.
December 19, 2022 at 1:35 am
Rebecca Ikumelo, a 33-year-old mother from London, died on Saturday after being crushed during Afrobeats singer Asake’s concert. Police and emergency personnel rushed to the popular venue, London’s Brixton O2 Academy, on Friday night after getting reports about a number of people who had been injured due to a large crowd trying to enter the concert without tickets, People reports.
Cellphone video shows several people screaming and pushing toward the front of the venue while demanding for the doors to be opened. According to police, eight people were taken to the hospital after being injured during the chaos. Four were reported to be in critical condition on Friday.