twenty people found dead in a night bar

Twenty people were found dead in a night bar in East London, the sixth most populous city in South Africa, located in the Eastern Cape province, an official with the provincial security services said. “Three injured died in hospital, and two remain in very critical condition”added the head of the provincial government’s security service.

“At this stage, we cannot confirm the cause of death.said Siyanda Manana, spokesperson for the health department. We’ll be doing autopsies as soon as possible. »

According to the local newspaper Daily Dispatch, the bodies were strewn across tables and chairs with no visible signs of injury. According to this newspaper, most of the victims were young people who would have gathered to celebrate the end of the winter school exams.

“I don’t know what really happened but when they called me in the morning I was told that the place was too full and that some people were trying to force their way into the bar”club owner Siyakchangela Ndevu told local TV channel eNCA.

Le Monde with AP and AFP

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