6 killed, 1 injured in Italian nightclub stampede

6 killed, 100 injured in Italian nightclub stampede

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 Published: 11:40 AM, 8 December 2018   Updated: 11:40 AM, 8 December 2018

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Six people have been killed and more than 100 injured. 10 of them seriously injured, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, according to a BBC report.

The incident took place at around 1:00 am near the eastern coastal city of Ancona as Italy began celebrating the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

The injured have been taken to hospitals in Senigallia and Ancona. Many of the injured suffered crushing wounds. 

According to the media report, there was panic spread after pepper spray was fired inside the club in the town of Corinaldo.

The ‘Lanterna Azzurra Club’ was hosting a concert by rapper Sfera Ebbasta and up to 1,000 people were thought to be inside.

About 1,500 people were injured in 2017 in Turin after a firecracker sparked a stampede at a public screening of the Champions League final.