Asake Brixton Crush: Four Fight For Life After Crush In London

Four people are fighting for their lives after a crush at a concert hall in London on Thursday night.

The Metropolitan Police said they were called to report that a large number of people had tried to force entry into the O2 Academy in Brixton for singer Asake’s show.

Ten people were injured in the horror, four of them critically. Another four were taken to hospital while two were treated at the scene. The sun reports.

The gig was canceled midway, angering many and causing chaos when revelers wanted to know why.

A man broke a message to fans inside the venue using a microphone, saying: “3,000 people broke down the doors outside.”

He added, “For security reasons, the police have asked us to shut down the show … it has nothing to do with us.”

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Then members of the crowd are heard booing and another man picks up the microphone and says, “Please guys, wait a second.

“For your own safety, please, please, please listen. There are people who broke the door, they broke in.”

Footage shared online appears to show clashes between fans and police, with a large emergency services presence at the scene.

It came after Nigerian star Asake, 27, known for his hit song sungbaOn his Instagram he posted that tickets were no longer available.

Police have confirmed that 10 people were injured in the crush, four of whom are in critical condition in hospital.

A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police said the force had reports of a large crowd trying to gain entry without tickets at 10.40pm.

“Emergency services attended the O2 Academy in Brixton after a number of people were reportedly injured after a large crowd tried to gain entry without tickets,” he said.

“Four people are in critical condition in hospital. Officers will remain in the area to provide security.”

Commander Ade Adelekan said: “This is an extremely worrying incident which has left four people critically ill in hospital. My thoughts and prayers are with them and their families.

“A police investigation has been launched and it will be as thorough and as forensic as is necessary to determine exactly what happened last night.

“The crime scene is being investigated by specialist officers, CCTV is being reviewed, every witness we can contact is being interviewed and all other lines of investigation are being followed.

“Officials remain in the area to reassure the local community in and around Brixton.

“The Met’s Directorate of Professional Standards will review all video footage, including body-worn video footage of officers at the scene.”

Representatives from Asake and O2 Academy Brixton have been contacted for comment.

This article originally appeared in The Sun and is reproduced with permission

Originally published as Four people fighting their lives after a concert in London

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