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Rap concert stampede leaves 6 dead, more than 50 injured

Published:Sunday | December 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM
A ticket for the concert of the rapper Sfera Ebbasta that ended in a stampede in an overcrowded Italian disco which left six persons dead and more than 50 injured.

CORINALDO (AP):

A stampede at a rap concert in an over-crowded Italian disco killed five teenagers early yesterday along with a 39-year-old woman who had taken her young daughter to the event.

Fifty-three people were reported injured, including 13 in very serious condition.

Video broadcast on Italian state TV RaiNews24 showed scores of teenagers rushing out of a door and surging towards a low wall near an exit of the Blue Lantern disco in the central Italian town of Corinaldo, near Ancona on the Adriatic coast.

Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta, who is popular with young teenagers, was to perform at the venue. Authorities said that the organisers had sold far too many tickets for the space.