Serhat TUNAR –TDO- Six people have died and dozens were injured in a stampede at a nightclub in a small town near Italy's Adriatic coast, said authorities.
The dead included three girls and two boys and a mother who had accompanied her daughter to the disco in Corinaldo, near Ancona, where a rapper was set to perform, Ancona Police Chief Oreste Capocasa said.
A police official told Sky Italia TV that the teenagers were all aged between 14 and 16, while the dead woman was 39.
According to the Italian news agency ANSA, people inside the nightclub panicked and ran for the exit doors after someone sprayed a substance similar to pepper spray.
Officials are investigating whether the emergency doors were working or not.