At least 22 people have been found dead inside a nightclub in South Africa amid claims they were poisoned.
South African authorities said police rushed to the Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park, a township in the southern city of East London, in the early hours of Sunday after receiving reports from the public.Brigadier Tembinkosi Kinana said those killed in the club were all aged between 18 and 20.
The Eastern Cape provincial community and safety department official Unathi Binqose ruled out a stampede as cause of death. He said he understood the patrons were students 'celebrating pens down, a party held after writing (high school) exams'.
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