Thousands participate in funeral service for teenagers eliminated in secret club catastrophe

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    Thousands attend funeral for 21 teens killed in mystery nightclub tragedy

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    There had actually been speculation a stampede or toxin triggered the deaths (Picture: Reuters/ AP)

    Families have actually come together to grieve 21 teens who passed away in a bar catastrophe 2 weeks earlier.

    The youths had actually gone to the Enyobeni Tavern in South Africa’s East London district to commemorate an end to the academic year.

    They had actually collected simply a matter of days after the nation raised its mask required.

    But 21 teens were discovered dead in the pub– and secret still surrounds regarding the cause.

    ‘It smelled like gas,’ survivors of the event stated.

    Now, more than one thousand good friends, household and neighborhood members have actually collected for the mass funeral services of those who passed away.

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa participated in and offered a eulogy for those who lost their lives.

    Coffins were brought into a big camping tent where the funeral service was being held.

    Two households nevertheless decided to have personal burials, and the coffins on display screen were empty according to organisers.

    A big choir sang psychological hymns in memory of the teens as their troubled households enjoyed on.

    A man walks past mortuary vans loaded with empty coffins, at a funeral parlour ahead of a mass funeral for victims of an east coast tavern where bodies of youth were found which prompted nationwide grief, in the Eastern Cape province, in East London, South Africa, July 6, 2022.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

    A guy strolls previous mortuary vans ahead of the funeral service (Picture: Reuters)

    Workers load an empty coffin on a van, at a funeral parlour ahead of a mass funeral for victims of an east coast tavern where bodies of youth were found which prompted nationwide grief, in the Eastern Cape province, in East London, South Africa, July 6, 2022.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

    Mystery still surrounds how the youths lost their lives (Picture: Reuters)

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa walks past empty coffins as he arrives ahead of a mass funeral for victims of an east coast tavern where bodies of youth were found which prompted nationwide grief, in the Eastern Cape province, in East London, South Africa, July 6, 2022.REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko

    Hundreds collected to commemorate the teens (Picture: Reuters)

    The kids are to be buried in numerous cemeteries later on Wednesday and in the coming days, organisers of the funeral service informed regional press reporters.

    As the camping tent filled to capability, much more mourners sat outside.

    It’s still not understood what triggered the deaths of the youths, who were aged in between 13 and17

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    A stampede has actually been eliminated as the deceased do not have injuries constant with such an event, authorities formerly stated.

    Pathologists are studying the cause of death from blood samples.

    All were under the age of 18– which is the legal legal age in South Africa.

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa (L) looks on during a symbolic mass memorial service in East London on July 6, 2022, after 21 people, mostly teens, died in unclear circumstances at a township tavern last month, in an incident that shocked South Africa. (Photo by Phill Magakoe / AFP) (Photo by PHILL MAGAKOE/AFP via Getty Images)

    South African President Cyril Ramaphosa searches throughout the funeral (Picture: AFP)

    People gather during a funeral service held in Scenery Park, East London, South Africa, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. More than a thousand grieving family and community members are attending the funeral in South Africa's East London for 21 teenagers who died in a mysterious tragedy at a nightclub nearly two weeks ago. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to give the eulogy for the young who died. (AP Photo)

    More than a thousand mourning household and neighborhood members participated in (Picture: AP)

    A view of the coffins during a funeral service held in Scenery Park, East London, South Africa, Wednesday, July 6, 2022. More than a thousand grieving family and community members are attending the funeral in South Africa's East London for 21 teenagers who died in a mysterious tragedy at a nightclub nearly two weeks ago. South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is due to give the eulogy for the young who died. (AP Photo)

    Investigations are continuous into the reason for the club catastrophe (Picture: AP)

    Authorities have actually closed the bar, amidst concerns of how many minor teens might have collected in a facility selling alcohol after midnight on June 26.

    Earlier today, authorities minister Bheki Cele, broke down in tears as he attended to the media on Sunday early morning.

    ‘You have heard the story that they are young, but when you see them, you realize that is a disaster,’ he informed press reporters.

    ‘When you look at their faces, you realize that we are dealing with kids.’

    Cele informed press reporters: ‘At initially, we were informed that this was a stampede, however by the appearances of things, there was no stampede that happened.

    Crowd gathers as forensic personnel investigate after the deaths of patrons found inside the Enyobeni Tavern, in Scenery Park, outside East London in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa, June 26, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. SOUTH AFRICA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA

    Crowd collected as forensic workers examined the scene at the pub (Picture: Reuters)

    A family member reacts next to a police officer as forensic personnel investigate after the deaths of patrons found inside the Enyobeni Tavern, in Scenery Park, outside East London in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa, June 26, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. SOUTH AFRICA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

    Family and good friends of victims have actually required responses for the catastrophe (Picture: Reuters)

    Forensic personnel investigate after the deaths of patrons found inside the Enyobeni Tavern, in Scenery Park, outside East London in the Eastern Cape province, South Africa, June 26, 2022. REUTERS/Stringer NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVES. SOUTH AFRICA OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN SOUTH AFRICA TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

    Police have actually advised for calm as examinations into the event continue (Picture: Reuters)

    ‘I do not want to speculate on the cause of death; that’ s why we brought the leading forensic group so that if the cause of death was some toxin, they will let us understand.’

    Community members in East London state there is a popular issue of minor drinking.

    While the legal legal age is 18, it is not regularly imposed.

    The Daily Dispatch paper reported bodies were ‘lying bizarrely as if they collapsed to the floor suddenly while dancing or in the middle of a conversation.’

    The paper included the bodies had ‘no obvious signs of injury.’

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