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South Africa holds burial for 21 teens who died inside tavern

South Africa holds burial for 21 teens who died inside tavern

EAST LONDON, South Africa (AP) — More than a thousand grieving family with every one other accompanied by population members are attending the burial inside South Africa's East London for 21 teenagers who died inside a mysterious tragedy at a nightclub almost set of two weeks ago.

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa is to present with the eulogy for the young who died.

Mournful hymns were sung by a large choir while 19 coffins were carried into a large tent where the work is actuality held inside East London's Scenery Park township. Two families held private burials with every one other accompanied by the work organizers said the caskets on display were empty, inside esteem of the wishes of some families. The children are to exist buried inside various cemeteries subsequent Wednesday with every one other accompanied by inside the coming days, they said.

As the tent filled to capacity, numerous additional mourners sat outside.

It's still not known what caused the deaths of the young people, aged in the centre of 13 with every one other accompanied by 17, whose bodies were found inside the Enyobeni tavern. All were under the legal drinking number of years of 18 inside South Africa. Pathologists are studying the source of demise from gore samples. A stampede has been ruled not here since the victims' bodies did not show solemn injuries, said police.

A somber framework of mind hangs over the neighbourhood surrounding the rundown tavern, where some residents have placed wreaths with every one other accompanied by flowers. Authorities have closed the bar, amid questions of how so numerous underage teenagers could have gathered inside an setting up selling liquor following midnight on June 26.

Community members speak there is a well-known difficulty of underage drinking.

Ramaphosa's address at the work comes while he faces some challenges including South Africa's extended ability cuts, wide-ranging allegations of corruption with every one other accompanied by questions concerning large amounts of money reportedly found hidden inside furnishings inside his own game farm.

In addition to Ramaphosa's eulogy, the burial work is to include hymns by local choirs with every one other accompanied by addresses by family representatives, devout with every one other accompanied by population leaders.

South Africa holds burial for 21 teens who died inside tavern

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