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Nightclub stamped in Italy leaves at least 6 dead, dozens of pain, officials say

Rescue assistants help injured persons outside a nightclub in Corinaldo, central Italy, early Saturday December 8, 2018. (Stefano Pagliarini /…

At least six people died and dozens were injured by a bunch of panic concert guests, many of them young teenagers, on a disco on Italy’s central Adriatic coast, on Saturday, the authorities said.

The dead were three girls, two boys and one woman. The police said 59 people were injured, which took place around 1 o’clock local time.

Carabinieri paramilitary police coal. Cristian Carrozza said victims victims varied between 14-16 and the woman was 39. Of those injured, 13 were in serious condition, he said.

The woman had followed her daughter to the Lanterna Azzuerra (Blue Lantern) club in Corinaldo, near Ancona, where the Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta would perform, said the police chief of Ancona Oreste Capocasa.

Up to 1000 people thought to be inside the disco.

“It was a mess. The bouncers got the people out,” told an unidentified witness about RAI’s state radio. “I walked out of the front door, people fell apart after each other. Absurd.”

“It was a mess … I went out through the main door. People fell one after another, on top of each other. Absurd.”

– Witness

It was a panic after pepper spray had been kicked into the club, according to BBC, referring to other reports.

But Ancona Firefighters Cmdr. Dino Poggiali said he had no immediate confirmation from survivors that the use of an annoying, like pepper spray had broken the panic.

In this frame, taken from video detectors, injured persons outside a nightclub in Corinaldo, Central Italy, early Saturday, December 8, 2018.

Italian Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said there might be a “stink” that could have been ammonia or any other substance.

The tramped victim’s bodies were all found close to a low wall inside the Ancona Firefighter’s Cmdr disco. Dino Poggiali told Sky TG24 News.

A 16-year-old boy told the Italian news agency ANSA that disco patrons danced while waiting for the concert to begin when the stamp broke out.

“We danced and waited for a concert to start melting this sharp smell,” says a 16-year-old boy (unclear if he is the same person), said Al Jazeera. “We ran to one of the emergency exits but we found it blocked, the bounces told us to go back.”

The boy was treated at a hospital.

Associated Press contributed to this report.

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