6 People Killed in Stampede at Italian Nightclub

By STEPHANIE OFFICER
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A stampede in an Italian nightclub leaves six people dead and dozens injured.

BBC is reporting that someone pepper sprayed the Laterna Azzura club, and triggered the chaos. Attendees were there to see Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta.

The concert had not started yet.

Five of the victims were aged 14-16 years old. The sixth victim was a 39-year-old woman who went to the club with her daughter. 

Authorities are working to determine whether overcrowding also played a role. The club's capacity was less than 900.

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