Brother pays tribute to sister crushed to death in nightclub

Neasden student dies and two other women injured in club tragedy

The brother of a Neasden woman who was crushed to death in a nightclub stampede has paid tribute to his “beautiful” sister.

Nabila Nanfuka, 22, died in the early hours of this morning inside Lava & Ignite nightclub in Northampton.

Speaking outside her family home in Yeats Close, Neasden, her heartbroken brother, Fahad Nsimbe, 19, said: “She affected so many people’s lives and put other people first.

“She was one in a million. She was my best friend, my sister.


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“I still have not come to terms with the fact she has passed away. It has not sunk in. She was a really beautiful person, inside and out.

“My mother is torn apart. She is finding it difficult. Most mothers would.

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“Family and friends are here to comfort her and be with her. As long as she is bring taken care of.”

Ms Nanfuka went to Oliver Goldsmith Primary School, in Kingsbury, before attending John Kelly Girls’ School, in Neasden, and Preston Manor High School, in Wembley.

Before gaining a place at Northampton University, she studied a two year BTEC course in Travel and Tourism at Southwark College.

Her brother said: “She had taken a long time to decide what she wanted to do academically. She had finally decided what to do and now she has been taken away.”

It is believed her friends had travelled up from London to go to the nightclub with Ms Nanfuka.

Two other women were injured in the club tragedy which is believed to have started when a fire alarm went off causing everyone to rush to the exit.

Her brother added: “We went to the hospital today. We had a discussion with the police and asked them questions. They have started an investigation to find out why it happened, how it happened.”

In just three hours more than 500 people have paid tribute to her on two Facebook groups set up in her memory.

Did you know Ms Nanfuka? Send us your tributes by emailing tara.brady@archant.co.uk or call 020 7433 6241.

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