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Italian nightclub stampede kills 6

MNA International Desk: Six people have died in a stampede at an Italian nightclub near Ancona on the Adriatic coast after panic erupted, firefighters said Saturday.

The incident took place near the eastern coastal city of Ancona. Some reports say there was panic 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.

The incident took place at around 01:00 (midnight GMT) 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.

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