Mourners flock to the home of Neasden woman killed in nightclub stampede

Grieving mother is too traumatised to speak

Devastated relatives and friends of a Neasden woman killed in a nightclub stampede have been flocking to her family home to pay their respects.

Nabila Nanfuka died and two women were injured following a crush inside Lava & Ignite club in Northampton in the early hours of this morning (Wednesday).

The 22-year-old was a third year leisure and tourism student at Northampton University.

Shocked mourners have been visiting her family home in Yeats Close to comfort her devastated family.


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Ms Nanfuka mother, who is from Uganda, is too traumatised to speak.

Mohamad Hussain, a friend of the family, told the Times they were trying to come to terms with her sudden tragic death.

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He said: “It’s a big shock. It’s a difficult time for everyone.”

“Nabila was a lovely girl who was the life and soul.

“She was always smiling and respectful. People are visiting and praying inside the house.”

Another friend of the family said they were waiting for officers from Northampton Police to visit the family and explain how she died.

According to witnesses clubbers rushed to an exit after a fire alarm went off and Ms Nanfuka was trampled to death in the commotion.

Ms Nanfuka is a former pupil of John Kelly’s Girl School in Crest Road, Neasden, which is now known as Crest Academy.

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

She was featured in the college’s newsletter where she said she decided on her career path after watching a documentary based at Heathrow Airport.

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

Ms Nanfuka’s death is a second wave of tragedy to hit Crest Academy in the last few weeks.

Hanin Kua, 14, and her 13-year-old sister Basma, who were both pupils at the school, died after a fire swept through their home in Sonia Gardens, Neasden.

Their mother Muna Elmufatish, 41, nine-year-old sister Amal, and brother Mustafa, five and Yehya, were also killed.

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