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At least 20 people found dead in a South African club

South African police are investigating at least 20 deaths early Sunday morning at a nightclub in a coastal town in East London.

It is unknown what led to the death of the young man who allegedly attended a party celebrating the end of the winter school exam.

The local newspaper Daily Dispatch reported that the bodies were scattered on tables and chairs with no signs of injury.

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"At this point, we cannot determine the cause of death," said Syanda Manana, a spokesman for the Department of Health.

"We plan to perform an autopsy as soon as possible to determine the possible cause of death. The deceased was taken to the morgue," Manana added.

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Club owner Siyakhangela Ndevu told local broadcaster eNCA that he was called to the scene early Sunday morning.

"I still don't know what actually happened, but when I got a call in the morning, it was said that the place was full and some people were trying to push it into the tavern. "He said.

"But we will hear the police say about the cause of death," Ndevu added.

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