20-year-old student has died in crushing incident in a nightclub queue in Durham, as Mixmag reports.
The woman died after sustaining head injuries while waiting outside the busy club Missoula in the Walkergate area of the city.Police say the incident took place just before midnight on Wednesday, the night of the Game Over event that Missoula markets as Durham’s biggest student night.
Eyewitness reports recount overcrowding and a sense of panic outside the venue. One student unsuccessfully performed CPR.
One witness told The Tab: “We’d made it to the front but they refused to let any more people in until 12. People were trying to reason with them, telling the bouncers it wasn’t safe and someone was going to get hurt. In the end they put a barrier in front of the people at the front, who had been slowly moving forward due to being pushed from behind. Obviously the pushing continued regardless and suddenly the barrier fell and everyone fell on top of it.
“That’s when I left, as this has happened before when I’ve been in the queue and it’s really quite painful.”
Police is investigation this event.