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August 9, 2022
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22 people found dead in South African nightclub

Police in southern city of East London launch investigation and officials rule out stampede

Police forensic teams in South Africa are investigating the deaths of 22 young people at a nightclub and bar in the southern coastal town of East London.

Specialists have yet to establish the cause of the tragedy, which occurred during end of school year celebrations by teenagers. Local residents raised the alarm at around 4am, officials said.

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