The death toll on Sunday, June 26, at a nightclub in East London, South Africa, rose to 22 people. He wrote about this on his Twitter page (access to the resource on the territory of the Russian Federation is limited based on the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of February 24).
“I offer my deepest condolences to the families of 22 teenagers who died in the early morning in the Sceneri area,” the leader of the republic wrote.
The circumstances of the incident are currently under investigation. The cause of death of citizens has not been established. According to CNN, local law enforcement is not aware of whether any of the victims survived.
“The circumstances of the incident are under investigation. For the time being, we do not want to make any assumptions about what exactly happened, ”said Tembinkoshi Kinana, South African police spokesman.
The Department of Health added that it would be possible to give any objective assessment of the event only after the autopsy of the bodies.
On June 25, a shooting took place at the London Pub gay bar in central Oslo. As a result, two men aged 60 and 50 died. At least 19 people were injured.
According to media reports, the attacker’s name is Zaniar Matapur. He is a Norwegian citizen of Iranian origin. He has already been charged with terrorism, murder and attempted murder.
The PST said it had been following Matapur since 2015 in connection with suspicion of his adherence to radical Islamism. In May of this year, the police had a conversation with him, but then law enforcement agencies came to the conclusion that Matapur did not threaten society. The PST also said they were aware of the suspect’s psychological problems.