The disco is full, the gas suddenly irritating is in the air. A concert in a small Italian village ends fatally for several minors. The charges are noisy: an emergency exit should have been blocked. And the memories are awakened.
Rome – The dead in a mass panic of visitors to the nightclub near the Italian port of Ancona are mostly under age. Two boys and three girls (14 to 16) were killed. That's what a police spokesman told Sky Italia TV.
About 1000 fans came to the "Lanterna Azzurra" (Lanterna Blu) disco at Madonna del Piano near Ancona on the Adriatic. The occasion: a concert by rapper Sfera Ebbasta (26).
Bouncer: come back!
So the sneaky attack: a stranger sprays into the thick crowd with irritating gas. Panic bursts among visitors. People flee in panic. "We went to one of the emergency exits, but it was blocked, the goalkeepers told us to come back," Corriere della Sera cited a 16-year-old who was injured.
The paramedics reported that many of the wounded suffered severe bruises and broken bones in the crush.
Firefighters have published dramatic images of the scene of the accident. Rescuers have provided the injured on the street. "Let's go through", hear one of the emergency services calls while a sofa is pushed through the image. Dozens of ambulances, firefighters and police vehicles drove past the club in the quiet village on the Adriatic. The police immediately started investigating the causes immediately after receiving the injured person.
Minister of the Interior: "You can not die like that"
Italian Minister of Interior Matteo Salvini (45) promised to clarify after mass panic. "At 15, you can not die like that," the politician said. It was a duty "to find those responsible for the six miserable lives, those who, out of malice, stupidity or greed, turned the party into a tragedy".
Memories of Turin!
The momentum reminds a mass panic in Turin, when the public vision of the Champions League final in June 2017 was sprayed with irritating gas. A gang of thieves, who wanted to rob the fans, was accused of this. At that time, 1,500 people were injured and a woman died of a heart attack.