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University student trampled to death in nightclub

TRAGIC: University student Nabila Afolabi was tramped to death at a nightclub

A UNIVERSITY student was crushed to death during a stampede at a Northampton nightclub in the early hours of this morning (Oct 19).

Nabila Afolabi, 22, is said to have fallen on the floor as partygoers, comprised of students from universities all over England, attempted to leave the popular Lava and Ignite nightclub after the sold out event.

It has been alleged that the venue had exceeded maximum capacity causing fights to break out amongst frustrated clubbers causing the crowd to surge forward.

The third-year tourism student, from north west London, was then trampled on by up to 1300 unaware clubbers as they exited the premises, according to reports.

James Adetula, a friend of the Northampton University undergraduate told the BBC:

"It was 'everybody the coaches are leaving, make your way to the exits' so everyone went for the exits."

"Then next minute the fire alarm went off and everyone started panicking,” he said.

Two other girls are said to have been taken to Northampton General Hospital after suffering the same injuries whilst many others were hospitalised or left seriously injured.

Inquiries are ongoing.

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