13 Killed In Stampede At Peru Nightclub Operating Against Health Orders

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At least 13 people died trying to escape from a nightclub in Lima when police arrived to shut down a large party on Saturday night.

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In a second statement, the interior ministry said again that police had not used firearms or tear gas at any point during the intervention, and had followed lawful, established protocols.

It also said the nightclub’s two owners, a married couple, were detained on Sunday.

Later that day, health officials said that 15 detainees had tested positive for the coronavirus, with 13 of those still actively contagious.

According to data from Johns Hopkins University, more than 585,000 people in Peru have tested positive for COVID-19 and more than 27,450 have died. The country ranks sixth in the world for its total number of cases.

  • Coronavirus in Latin America
  • stampede
  • Peru

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