Six people killed in Italian nightclub stampede

Six people killed in Italian nightclub stampede

At least six people, a lot of them teenagers, were crushed to death in the early hours of Saturday (Dec 8) in a stampede at a nightclub where a concert was being held, officials said.

Nightclub patrons ran for the exits after someone sprayed a noxious substance similar to pepper spray. "The bouncers told us to go back", he said. More than 100 other people were injured, including a dozen who were seriously hurt.

It was not immediately clear how many people were inside the club when the stampede erupted or what the venue's maximum capacity is.

Sky Italia TV has reported that the teenagers were all aged between 14 and 16, while the woman was 39.

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Police have opened an investigation into the causes of the incident.

The Lanterna Azzurra club was packed when, some local reports suggest, pepper spray was sacked inside the club in Corinaldo. Minister Salvini said there possibly was a "stink" of something that could have been ammonia or another substance.

Three girls, two boys and an adult woman, who had accompanied her daughter to the disco in Corinaldo, died at the event on Saturday where an Italian rapper was entertaining the crowd, police chief Oreste Capocasa said in nearby Ancona.

Firefighters had concentrated on giving first aid to survivors, stretched out on the road outside the club, before starting their investigation, he added.

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