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Asake’s London Concert: Gabrielle Hutchinson dies

Days after the stampede that brought an abrupt end to Nigerian afrobeat singer, Asake, London concert on Thursday, a 23-year-old woman, Gabrielle Hutchinson, has died, making two people killed. (TNG) recalls that 33-year-old Nigerian lady, Rebecca Ikumelo, died from injuries she sustained in the stampede that took place at his concert at the Brixton O2 Academy, December 14.

At the same time, a 21-year-old third victim remains in the hospital fighting for her life.

The police in the British capital stated that Hutchinson, who was on the security team for the event as a contractor, died in the early hours of Monday.

Also confirming her death, Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove, in charge of the investigation, in his condolences to Gabrielle’s family, described her death as “devastating news.”

It was reported that all three women were in the foyer of the building in south London when they were critically injured in the stampede.

Scotland Yard detectives have been scouring security camera and mobile phone footage to establish what caused the crush and to see if any crime was committed.

Recall that Asake had, in a public statement on Instagram, said he was “devastated” and “overwhelmed with grief”, after the first death on Saturday.

The singer forcefully ended his sold-out performance at the O2 Academy Brixton last week after many followers who did not have tickets attempted to force access to the venue.

In a post shared on social media, Asake stated that he was devastated by her passing. He expressed his sincere condolences to her loved ones and asked everyone to keep her family in their prayers.

“I am devastated by the news that Rebecca Ikumelo, who was in a critical condition since Thursday, has sadly passed away. My sincerest condolences to her loved ones at this time. Let us please keep her family in our prayers. I have spoken to them and will continue to do so. I am overwhelmed with grief and could never have imagined anything like this happening.”he wrote.

Asake's London Concert: Gabrielle Hutchinson dies

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