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At least 20 people died in South African clubs

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South African policeare investigating at least 20 dead at a nightclub in a coastal town in East London early Sunday morning.

It is unknown why theyoung people who reportedly attended the party celebrating the end of the winter school exams died.

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

"We cannot determine the cause of death at this time," said Syanda Manana, a spokesman for the Ministry of Health.

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"As soon as possible An autopsy will be performed to clarify the possible cause of death. The deceased was taken to a state corpse, "manana added.

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Bheki Cele Police MinisterWas scheduled to visit on Sunday morning. scene.

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

A South African flag flies above one bearing the logo of the vaccine manufacturing and storage company Biovac, outside the company's offices in Cape Town, March 18, 2021.

The South African flag was March 18, 2021. Biovac, a vaccine manufacturing and storage company outside the company's office in Cape Town.(Reuters / Mike Hutchings)

"I don't know yet what really happened, but when called in the morning, the place was full, Some people were told they were trying to squeeze into the tavern, "he said.

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"But the police are the cause of death," he said. rice field.