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Two dead following GloRilla concert

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Two concertgoers have died following a concert from rappers GloRilla and Finesse2tymes in Rochester, New York.

A woman was killed after sustaining injuries from a crowd surge, before Rochester Police Department confirmed that a second attendee had also died. 

The concert took place at Rochester’s Main Street Armory on Sunday. 

Police confirmed that 33-year-old woman Rhondesia Belton had died on Sunday and 35-year-old Brandy Miller had died on Monday, while others were treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

The crowd surge was caused by false fears of a shooting, with attendees rushing towards the exits. 

GloRilla said on Twitter: “I am devastated & heartbroken over the tragic deaths that happened after Sunday’s show. My fans mean the world to me praying for their families & for a speedy recovery of everyone affected.”

In December last year, a crowd crush at Brixton O2 Academy in London resulted in two  fatalities. Gaby Hutchinson and Rebecca Ikumelo died as a result of their injuries following the incident at an Asake gig.