University Student Crushed to Death

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By the Newsdesk
Thursday, October 20, 2011.
Police are investigating the death of a Black female university student who died at a Northampton nightclub in the early hours of yesterday.
Nabila Namfuka, 22,  a third year leisure and tourism student at the University of Northampton is said to have fallen on the floor and crushed to death by fellow partygoers, after a stampede at the Lava and Ignite nightclub.
Police say Ms Namfuka hailed from Neasden in north-west London and that they are heading a “multi-agency investigation” into how she died.
“The fatal and critical injuries are all thought to be the result of crushing but the police investigation into this incident is continuing to establish what happened,” a spokesperson said. “We are still seeking information about this incident – if you were at the event last night, or have information about it, please call Northamptonshire Police on freefone number  0800 096 0095.”
Family and friends of the student describe Ms Namfuka as hardworking, loving and “one in a million.”
Her younger brother Fahad Msimbe tells the Northampton Chronicle that his sister was his “best friend”.
“She affected so many people’s lives and put other people first. She is one in a million really. She was my best friend, my sister,” he says. “I still haven’t come to terms with the fact she has passed away, it still hasn’t sunk in. She was a really beautiful person in every way…My mother is torn apart. She is finding it difficult like most mothers would.””
One of her friends, Liya Abubakar, a 20-year-old second year student at the University of Northampton, also tells the Northampton Chronicle: “She was a lovely person the most amazing person you could ever meet.”
A statement released to by the University of Northampton says: “Following an announcement by Northamptonshire Police, it is with regret we confirm that one of our students Nabila Nanfuka has died following an incident connected to a town centre nightclub. Naturally, we are deeply saddened by this news and our thoughts are with Nabila’s family and friends.”

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