21 victims from South African club suffocated, authorities say. Survivors doubt – World – News

A toxicology report suggests the 21 victims of the June disaster at a club in East London, South Africa, suffocated because the venue was overcrowded.

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Rescuers carry out one of the bodies of the victims of the night tragedy in which 21 young people died from a night club in the South African city of East London.

Relatives of the deceased question the credibility of the report and are dissatisfied with it, the BBC website wrote. The health authorities did not publish the report, the BBC received the information from relatives of the victims.

The youngest victim of the accident on June 26 was 13 years old, most of the others were under 18 years old. “The club was crowded. Entry was free and free alcohol was also given out. We started drinking and partying with others,” said a 16-year-old girl who did not want to be named. “They were dropping like flies,” the girl described the death of club visitors.

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Survivors now complain that the toxicology report raises more questions than it answers. In July, for example, it was revealed that traces of methanol were found in the bodies of all the victims. The pathologist had previously ruled out alcohol poisoning, carbon monoxide poisoning and trampling as possible causes of death.

A club owner facing charges of selling alcohol to minors is due to appear in court for the first time on Friday. It is not yet clear whether charges will be brought against him.


Source: Pravda – Správy by spravy.pravda.sk.

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