Johannesburg: 21 people died at a nightclub in South Africa. Authorities said that most of the deceased were youngsters, some as young as 13.
That South African police were investigating the murders of at least 21 persons early on Sunday at a nightclub in the seaside town of East London.
The young individuals attending a party to celebrate the conclusion of winter school exams died for unknown reasons.
According to the local daily Daily Dispatch, the remains were spread over seats and tables with no obvious evidence of trauma.
Siyanda Manana, a spokeswoman for the health department, stated, “At this time, we cannot confirm the cause of death. To determine the likely cause of death, autopsies will be performed as quickly as feasible.
According to the police minister Bheki Cele, the casualties varied in age from 13 to 17, which raises concerns about why alcohol was being provided to minors.
The families of those who passed away received condolence messages from President Cyril Ramaphosa.
Ramaphosa stated that he was “concerned” by the alleged circumstances surrounding the gathering of such young individuals at a location that, on the surface, should not have been accessible to anyone under the age of 18.
Siyakhangela Ndevu, the club’s owner, told local media that he was summoned to the scene early on Sunday.
I was informed the place was too packed and that some individuals attempted to force their way into the bar when I was summoned in the morning. However, I’m still unsure of what exactly transpired, he added.
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