CORINALDO, Italy – At a rap concert in a crowded nightclub in central Italy, five teenage boys and a woman were killed who had accompanied her daughter on Saturday to attend the event.
The RaiNews24 video showed dozens of youths storming out of a door and heading for a low railing or wall near the exit of the Lanterna Azzurra (Blue Lantern) in the town of Corinaldo, near Ancona on the Adriatic Coast. The barrier seemed to have given way and a cascade of teenagers was falling over her.
The bodies of the trampled victims were all found near a low wall, Ancona Firefighters Cmdr. Dino Poggiali had previously informed Sky TG24 News.
Rapper Sfera Ebbasta, who is very popular among young teenagers, was due to perform at the venue, and the organizers apparently sold too many tickets.
Ancona chief prosecutor Monica Garulli told reporters at the scene: "The number of tickets sold is about 1,400, compared to a capacity of about 870".
Interior Minister Matteo Salvini agreed that "it is probably true that … more people were inside than were allowed. "State Radio said that around 1,000 people were in the disco when the onslaught took place.
Carabinieri's commander of the Carabinieri army in Ancona, Col. Cristian Carrozza, said the age of the dead teenagers ranged from 14 to 16 years and the woman was 39 years old. Of the injured, 13 were in serious condition.
The rush to leave the disco took place shortly after 1 o'clock in the morning, and the concert started at 1:30, according to the Local news.
Doctor In Ancona's main hospital, the most seriously injured persons between the ages of 14 and 20 said they had suffered skull and chest injuries while others suffered limb injuries.
According to state broadcasters Ancona Chief of Police Oreste Capocasa said the dead teenagers had been three girls and two boys, and the adult h After accompanying her daughter to the nightclub, the Italian news agency ANSA said.
ANSA had previously reported that someone sprayed a charm that triggered panic. Minister Salvini said that there may be a "stench" of something that could have been ammonia or some other substance. The investigators examined similar reports from survivors.
Some survivors were also quoted by Italian media as saying that at least one emergency exit had been blocked when the concertgoers tried to come out. However, Salvini said the first investigation "seems to eliminate this possibility."
Firefighter commander Poggiali said it was too early in the investigation to know if security breaches could have played a role. He said when rescuers arrived, all the doors were open.
Poggiali also said that he has no immediate confirmation of the use of an irritant.
The firefighters had focused on providing first aid to the survivors He added on the street outside the club before they started the investigation, he added.
Salvini affirmed responsibility for the "six broken lives" – whoever became evil, stupid or greedy turned a party night into a tragedy. "Italian Head of State, President Sergio Mattarella, called for" putting the spotlight on what happened and identifying responsibility and negligence. "
" Citizens have the right to safety wherever they are, in the workplace, as well as at home Places of entertainment. "Mattarella said in a statement," Security must be provided with vigorous inspections and controls in places where crowds gather, so you can not die. "
Pope tended to be in the Vatican Francis in silent prayer, after saying to some 30,000 pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's Square that he also prayed "for the young people and the mother" As for the many injured
Italian grammar schools are usually open on Saturdays, but This weekend, schools were closed on 8 December for the National Day of the Immaculate Conception. That would probably have led to teenagers being in the disco early in the morning.
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