London Mayor reacts to stampede at Asake’s concert
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has sympathized with those affected by the stampede that occurred outside a South London venue where Nigerian Afrobeats singer Asake was holding a concert.
Emergency services rushed to the venue following reports of crowd trouble at 9.35 p.m. and found “a number of people with injuries believed to have been caused by crushing."
A total of eight people were taken to hospitals from the O2 Academy Brixton by ambulance, the Metropolitan Police said, and two who were less seriously injured were treated at the scene.
Reacting to the incident in a tweet on his verified Twitter page on Friday, December 16, Khan said he was heartbroken by the incident. He also said an urgent investigation is underway.
“My thoughts are with all those affected by the awful incident at Brixton Academy. Eight people were taken to hospital, with four in critical condition. An urgent investigation is underway and I remain in close contact with the Met Commissioner since last night.”
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