Funeral for woman who died after Asake concert crush

The funeral has been held for a woman who died after a crush at a concert in London for popular Nigerian singer, Asake in December last year.

Rebecca Ikumelo, 33, died from her injuries after a large number of people tried to enter the O2 Academy Brixton.

Hundreds of mourners paid their respects to the nursing graduate and mother, as silence fell on the street of Ms Ikumelo’s family home in Stratford, east London, as her coffin arrived in a carriage led by white horses.

Funeral for woman who died after Asake concert crush
Rebecca Ikumelo died following the crush at the O2 Academy Brixton in December
Another woman, Gaby Hutchinson, 23, also died after the incident.

“She was such a special person,” Ms Ikumelo’s sister, Mary, told the BBC.

It has been so, so difficult to comprehend what we’ve been through as a family… we only just got Rebecca’s body back.

“Why did it take so long? We are a patient family and we will fight as we wait for justice.”

Ms Ikumelo’s family have been unable to bury her until now because her body was held by the coroner.

A police investigation into the incident is due to conclude next month.

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