Six dead in stampede at Italian nightclub: Firefighters

 timesofindia.indiatimes.com  12/8/2018 5:05:29 AM  2
AFP | Updated: Dec 8, 2018, 11:01 IST
Emergency personnel attend to victims of a stampede at a nightclub in Corinaldo, near Ancona, Italy. (Courtesy: Vigili del Fuoco/Handout via Reuters)Emergency personnel attend to victims of a stampede at a nightclub in Corinaldo, near Ancona, Italy. (Courtesy... Read More
ROME: Six people died in a stampede at a nightclub near Ancona in central Italy after panic erupted in the early hours of Saturday morning, firefighters said. "The cause may have been the dispersal of a stinging substance, the young people fled and trampled over each other. Sadly, six people died and dozens are injured," the fire service said in a statement on Twitter.
Local reports said around 1,000 people were in the Blue Lantern club in the town of Corinaldo on the Adriatic coast for a performance by Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta.

The accident happened around 1.00am (0000 GMT).

"We were dancing and waiting for the concert to start when we smelt this pungent odour," a 16-year-old boy who was taken to hospital told the media.

"We ran to one of the emergency exits but we found it blocked, the bouncers told us to go back."
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