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Third person dies following crowd surge at GloRilla concert

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A third person has succumbed to injuries sustained from a crowd surge at a recent GloRilla concert in Rochester, New York.

The gig took place on March 5 and also featured performances from rapper Finesse2tymes. 

Rhondesia Belton died on the night of the concert aged 33, while 35-year-old Brandy Miller died the following day. Now it has been confirmed that a third concertgoer, 35-year-old Aisha Stephens, has also died. 

Seven other victims were treated for non-life threatening injuries. 

According to a report from Rolling Stone, The Rochester Police Department has revoked the entertainment licence of Main Street Armory (pictured), the venue where the incident took place. 

The Department was set to meet with the owner of the venue on Wednesday, who did not show up, leading to the licence to be immediately revoked and its upcoming renewal halted. 

Rochester police chief David Smith told press on Wednesday: “It is one step we can immediately take to ensure that the events of Sunday night are not repeated. The bottom line is, lives were lost, and we need to take steps to make sure that no lives are lost in the future if this was indeed something that was preventable.”