FOUR people are fighting for their lives in hospital after falling into each other amid a huge crowd of fans at the O2 Academy in Brixton.
Hundreds of revelers tried to enter the south London venue for Nigerian singer Asake’s sold-out show last night.
It is understood sections of the crowd attempted to enter the venue, prompting safety concerns from organizers.
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.”
Footage shared online appears to show clashes between fans and police, with a large emergency services presence at the scene.
Police have confirmed that four people are in critical condition in hospital.
A Metropolitan Police spokesman said there had been reports that a large crowd had tried to gain entry without tickets.
He said: “Emergency services visited the O2 Academy in Brixton after a number of people were reportedly injured after a large crowd tried to gain entry without tickets.
“Four people are in critical condition in hospital. Officers will remain in the area to reassure them.”
Representatives from Asake and O2 Academy Brixton have been contacted for comment.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/uk-news/6928880/horror-crush-o2-academy-brixton/ Four people are fighting for their lives after crashing out at the O2 Brixton as a large group of fans tried to enter a sold-out gig