Six people killed in Italian nightclub stampede

Six people killed in Italian nightclub stampede

Media reports say the suspected use of a pepper spray-like substance sparked the chaos at the venue in the town of Corinaldo, near Ancona in central Italy.

Six people, all but one of them minors, were killed and about 35 others injured in a stampede of panicked concertgoers at a disco in Italy.

Fire brigades said the stampede took place in the Lanterna Azzurra nightclub in the town of Corinaldo, near Ancona, on the Adriatic coast.

At least six people are dead and dozens wounded following a stampede at an Italian nightclub, the country's Civil Protection Agency said.

In June past year about 1,500 people were injured in Turin after a firecracker sparked a stampede at a public screening of the Champions League final.

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Three girls, two boys and a mother were killed in the panic as around 35 people were injured, Mr Capocasa said. At one point, one of the side barriers collapses under pressure and sends several people falling on each other.

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

Doctors at Ancona's main hospital said the most critically injured, all aged between 14 and 20, had suffered cranial and chest trauma, while others suffered injury to limbs.

"People can not die like this", said Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who also serves as interior minister. It wasn't immediately clear if that happened because of the stampede or was a cause of the stampede.

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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