A 23-year-old security worker became the second person to die in a crowd at an Afrobeat concert in London last week.
Gaby Hutchinson, who was hired to patrol Asake’s Thursday show at the music hall at the O2 Academy in Brixton, died on Monday from injuries he sustained when a mob of people burst into the venue, the Metropolitan Police said on Tuesday with.
Hutchinson was in the building’s foyer when a wave of people without tickets to the concert rushed in, police said.
“It is devastating news that a second person has lost their life following Thursday’s events,” said Chief Superintendent Colin Wingrove. “I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to Gaby’s family at this incredibly difficult time.”
Rebecca Ikumelo, who died Saturday from injuries sustained during the crushing crowd, was also in the foyer. The 33-year-old mother of two was one of three people hospitalized in critical condition after the Asake concert.
Hutchinson was also among the three people who were in critical condition. The third, a 21-year-old woman, remains hospitalized without improvement, according to police. She was also in the foyer at the time of the onslaught.
A total of eight people were hospitalized after the event.
Videos of Thursday’s crowd posted online show a sea of people huddled in front of the venue, huddled together as people shouted “get away!”
People at the front of the crowd were pushed against the doors of the London venue until the crowd finally pushed through and into the foyer, where the worst of the injuries were.
Police are investigating the tragedy, combing through cellphone and surveillance footage and interviewing witnesses.
“At the time of this incident, there were around 4,000 potential witnesses and we are urging all members of the public with information to come forward,” the Metropolitan Police said.
The department has set up a website where people can submit footage and testimony of the event and the crowd surge.
https://nypost.com/2022/12/21/security-worker-gaby-hutchinson-killed-in-asake-concert-crowd-rush/ Security guard Gaby Hutchinson was killed in a stampede at an Asake concert