Six killed in crowd stampede at club
Discharge of a pepper spray- like gas may have sparked a panic which led to six people being trampled to death at a nightclub in Italy.
A clubber claimed a stampede began af ter someone sprayed an “irritant substance” during a rap show, leading to a fatal charging of the exits.
Three girls and two boys, aged between 14 and 16, and a woman, 39, who had taken her daughter to the disco in Corinaldo died at the event on Friday night.
About 800 people were at Lanterna Azzurra nightclub to see Ital ian rapper Sfera Ebbasta.
Pol ic e commander Cristian Carrozza denied that the main exit door, where most of the concertgoers ran, was blocked.