13 Killed as police raid club breaking coronavirus curbs in Peru

Komal FatimaWeb Editor

24th Aug, 2020. 02:20 pm
Officials stated that police raided to enforce coronavirus lockdown measures. The panic situation in the night club resulted in the death of 13 people in Peru’s capital Lima. At least 6 other people have been injured.

Thirteen people have been killed at a night club in Peru as panic created after a police raid.

Officials stated that police raided to enforce coronavirus lockdown measures. The panic situation in the night club resulted in the death of 13 people in Peru’s capital Lima. At least 6 other people have been injured.

According to details, national police and government officials said that about 120 people tried to flee the Thomas Restobar club on Saturday night shortly after police arrived to stop a party on its second floor.

Orlando Velasco, of the national police, told local radio station RPP, “In these circumstances when people begin to fight to get out, it’s tumultuous, everyone goes against each other”.

Neighbors had alerted police regarding the event at the club in Lima’s Los Olivos district.

The ministry said that police arrested at least 23 people at the scene.

An interior ministry said that people, who were at the party, tried to flee through the only entrance door and became trapped between the door and a staircase leading to the street.

“Faced with the police operation, which did not use any type of weapon or tear gas, those attending the party tried to escape through the single exit, trampling each other and getting trapped in the stairway,” the ministry said.

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