Police rule out crush in South Africa nightclub deaths

Forensic experts in South Africa are trying to determine what caused the deaths of 22 young people in a nightclub in the city of East London.

Police have ruled out a crush and say the party-goers may have ingested a toxic substance.

Most of the dead were teenagers. Some are reported to have been celebrating the end of their exams.

Local officials said they feared it was a case of under-age drinking gone wrong.

President Cyril Ramaphosa expressed his condolences, and said he was concerned that young people had gathered at a venue that should be off-limits to under-18s.

Source: BBC

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