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Police said eight individuals were hospitalized after a thought swarm flood during an Asake show at the O2 Foundation Brixton, one of London’s most popular music scenes.

A suspected crush at a concert in London on Thursday night has resulted in eight injuries, four of which are critical.

Eight people had “injuries believed to have been caused by crushing,” according to the police. Teams of firefighters and paramedics treated two more at the scene in the south of the city.

At 9:35 p.m. local time (4:35 p.m. ET) on Thursday, police said they were called to the O2 Academy Brixton, one of London’s most famous music venues, where Nigerian Afrobeats singer and songwriter Asake was performing.

“Following reports that a number of people had been injured after a large crowd attempted to gain entry without tickets,” according to police, emergency services responded to the scene.

Social media videos showed what appeared to be crowds of people outside the venue with sounds of shouting. People who made it inside the venue appeared to be seen running and pushing from the front entrance toward the concert hall in other footage.

The London police force known as the Metropolitan Police said it would conduct a “thorough” investigation to determine what took place that night.

Ade Adelekan, the Met Police’s Gold Commander, described the incident as “extremely upsetting.”

Ten minutes after Asake’s performance, the concert was canceled.

Police said they would also look into how officers treated the Black British attendees, who made up the majority of the crowd.

Adelekan stated that officers who employ force “know they have to be accountable for their actions” and that body-worn video footage of officers would be examined as part of the incident investigation. World News Spot live


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