South African police investigating deaths of 21 minors between the ages of 13 and 17 at tavern

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A minimum of 21 minors between the ages of 13 and 17 died on Sunday morning within the South African coastal metropolis of East London whereas celebrating the top of exams inside a tavern, police stated. 

The reason for loss of life was not instantly identified. Native media initially reported {that a} stampede might have occurred within the crowded tavern, however police later dominated that out as a result of not one of the victims had any seen accidents, in accordance with the Sunday Instances. 

9 of the victims are females and 12 are males. Police discovered 17 lifeless our bodies contained in the tavern after they arrived, whereas two others died at a neighborhood clinic, one died at a hospital, and one died whereas on the way in which to the hospital. 

Forensic personnel load bodies of victims after the deaths of patrons found inside the Enyobeni Tavern, in Scenery Park, outside East London in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa, June 26, 2022. 

Forensic personnel load our bodies of victims after the deaths of patrons discovered contained in the Enyobeni Tavern, in Surroundings Park, outdoors East London within the Jap Cape province, South Africa, June 26, 2022. 
(REUTERS/Stringer)

The proprietor, Siyakhangela Ngevu, instructed eNCA that he was known as by safety as a result of there was “chaos” on the tavern. 

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“It was full right up to the gate with some children forcing themselves in with security guards finding it hard to control the situation,” he instructed the South African TV station, in accordance with translation of the interview. “I sympathize with people have lost their loved ones. It wasn’t my intention for this to happen. I request that we calm down and let the police do their job and take it from there.”

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Pictures and movies posted on social media confirmed a distraught crowd of onlookers outdoors the tavern on Sunday. 

People stand behind a police cordon outside a nightclub in East London, South Africa, Sunday June 26, 2022. 

Individuals stand behind a police cordon outdoors a nightclub in East London, South Africa, Sunday June 26, 2022. 
(AP Picture)

Police Minister Common Bheki Cele stated that investigators are wanting into “issues of compliance to liquor legislation.”

“We have an experienced team that is complementing the provincial team to ensure that we get to the bottom of what has led to the death of these young people,” Cele stated in an announcement. 

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The authorized ingesting age in South Africa is eighteen. 

Forensic personnel investigate after the deaths of patrons found inside the Enyobeni Tavern, in Scenery Park, outside East London in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa, June 26, 2022. 

Forensic personnel examine after the deaths of patrons discovered contained in the Enyobeni Tavern, in Surroundings Park, outdoors East London within the Jap Cape province, South Africa, June 26, 2022. 
(REUTERS/Stringer )

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s workplace additionally issued condolences to the households and stated an investigation will uncover what occurred. 

“The President is, however, concerned about the reported circumstances under which such young people were gathered at a venue which, on the face of it, should be off limits to persons under the age of 18,” Ramaphosa stated in a statment. 

The Related Press contributed to this report. 

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