Mysterious death at a club in South Africa
1000 people These sad family and community members attended a funeral in East London, South Africa, and died in a mysterious tragedy at a night club nearly two weeks ago} We have 21 teenagers.
South African President Kirill Ramafosa was to pay tribute to the deceased youth.
A sad hymn was sung by a large choir when the 19 coffins were taken to a large tent where service was taking place in the town of Scenic Park in East London. Two families performed private burials, and the service organizer stated that the coffins on display were empty, at the request of some families. They said the children were to be buried in various graveyards later on Wednesday and within the next few days.
When the tent was full, more mourners sat outside.
The cause of the death ofof young people between the ages of 13 and 17is not yet known. The body was found in a tavern in Enyobe. In South Africa, everyone was under the age of 18 for legal drinking. Pathologists are studying the causes of death from blood samples. Stampede was excluded because the victim's body was not seriously injured, police said.
Sinovuyo Monyane, 19, who was hired by a bar to promote an alcohol brand, said she was still "confused" last week, but she felt she was alive and lucky. She said.
She said she had a hard time escaping through a crowded door.
"We move around in the crowd and shout" Let us through ", others say" We are dying, everyone "," We suffocate. " "I'm doing it," she shouted, "Some people can't breathe." "She told AFP.
"At that moment I fainted. I was out of breath and had a strong smell of some kind of spray in the air. I thought it was a pepper spray," she said. rice field.
She later regained her consciousness after someone sprayed her with water.
"I got up and noticed that there were corpses around me. I saw people pouring water, but they didn't move," she said in a telephone interview with her. Said in. "I may have died."
There is a calm atmosphere in the neighborhood surrounding the devastated tavern. Some residents have garlands and flowers there. Authorities closed the bar when asked how many underage teenagers had gathered at a facility selling alcohol after midnight on June 26th.
Community members say there is a well-known problem with underage drinking.
Ramaphosa's service speech included significant power savings in South Africa, widespread allegations of corruption, and questions about the large amount of cash reportedly hidden in the furniture of his game farm. Because we are facing some challenges.
In addition to Ramafosa's compliments, the funeral includes hymns by the local choir and speeches by family representatives, religious and community leaders.
AFP contributed to this report.
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