The South African police are investigating the death of at least 20 people at a nightclub in the coastal town of East London early Sunday.
As at the time of compiling this report, It is still unclear what led to the death of the young people, who were reportedly attending a party to celebrate the end of winter school exams.
Local newspaper reported that bodies were strewn across tables and chairs without any visible signs of injuries.
The health department spokesperson, Siyanda Manana said, “At this point we cannot confirm the cause of death”.
“We are going to conduct autopsies as soon as possible to establish the probable cause of death. The deceased have been taken to state mortuaries,” Manana added.
The owner of the club, Siyakhangela Ndevu, said that he had been called to the scene early Sunday morning.
“I am still uncertain about what really happened, but when I was called in the morning I was told the place was too full and that some people were trying to force their way into the tavern,” he said.
“However, we will hear what the police say about the cause of death,” Ndevu added.
Meanwhile, the police had commenced investigation on the incident.