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TRAGEDY: Nabila Nanfuka died of crush injuries sustained at the nightclub stampede

AN INQUEST into the death of university student Nabila Nanfuka, who died after a stampede in a Northampton nightclub, has revealed that she died as result of crush injuries.

The 22-year-old from Neasden, North West London suffered traumatic crush asphyxia after she fell on the floor when partygoers, comprised of students from universities all over England, attempted to leave the popular Lava and Ignite nightclub.

It has been alleged that stampede was caused when the DJ the venue, which is believed to have exceeded maximum capacity, announced that the coaches - used to ferry students' back to their respective universities -would be leaving, causing the crowd to surge towards the exit.

Two other women, aged 19 and 21, were hurt in the incident. The 19-year-old remains in a critical condition while the 21-year-old has been released from Northampton General Hospital.

Northampton Borough Council has since the incident suspended the nightclub’s licence while an invesigation into the incident is carried out.

Coroner Anne Pember who opened and adjourned the inquest, has also urged clubbers who saw the crush or filmed it on their mobiles to contact police.

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