At least 13 people were killed when people tried to flee when police officers raided a nightclub in Lima, Peru, which was open despite coronavirus restrictions.
The victims were knocked down to death or suffocated when around 120 people tried to escape the Thomas Restobar Club through the only front door on Saturday night, national police and government officials said.
At least six people, including three officers, were also injured when club goers were trapped between the door and a staircase leading to the street.
“In these circumstances, when people start struggling to get out, it’s tumultuous, everyone goes against each other,”
Peru closed nightclubs and bars in March and then banned family gatherings on August 12 as the country struggles with the second highest coronavirus infection rate in Latin America.
According to a report by Reuters, the country recorded 585,236 confirmed infections on Saturday, doubling the number on July 2.
With postal wires