BREAKING NEWS | 22 killed in East London nightclub

Police are at the scene of a mass killing at an East London nightclub.
Police siren Police are at the scene of a mass killing at an East London nightclub.
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Twenty-two people have been found dead at an East London nightclub.

The horrific scene unfolded in the early hours of Sunday morning with frantic messages requesting police, metro and ambulance assistance at Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park.

Daily Dispatch reporters are on the scene but the images are not fit for publication.

The cause of the deaths is unknown at this time but there has been speculation that the patrons were either exposed to some form of poison or an incident resulted in a large number being injured and killed in a stampede.

At the tavern, bodies are lying strewn across tables, chairs and on the floor; with no obvious signs of injury.

Outside, desperate parents and family members are begging to enter the premises while calling out the names of their missing loved ones. None are answering.

A large number of police vehicles and ambulances are now on the scene. So far, Dispatch has been informed of at least 22 fatalies

This is a developing story.


EDITOR'S NOTE: The total death toll was later revised to 21 after one of the teenagers police had thought dead awoke and crawled out from under the bodies of her friends.


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