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At least 19 killed in Tanzanian disco stampede: state media

At least 19 people died Wednesday after a stampede inside a disco in central Tanzania, police told state television.

"According to preliminary investigations, The 19 died of stampede and suffocation suffocation: see asphyxia.  in the disco hall," Tabora regional police commander Daudi Siasi told the Tanzania Broadcasting Corporation (TBC tbc abbr (= to be confirmed) → por confirmar

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"The stampede was caused by (a) commotion in the disco."

The incident occurred in the Tabora region, 750 kilometres (470 miles) northwest of the commercial capital Dar es Salaam Dar es Salaam

Largest city (pop., 1995 est.: 1,747,000), capital, and major port of Tanzania. Founded in 1862 by the sultan of Zanzibar, it came under the German East Africa Co. in 1887.
, where a large number of youths had gathered for Eid al-Fitr festivities fes·tiv·i·ty  
n. pl. fes·tiv·i·ties
1. A joyous feast, holiday, or celebration; a festival.

2. The pleasure, joy, and gaiety of a festival or celebration.

 marking the end of Ramadan.

Those who died were aged between 12 and 17 years.
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Date:Oct 1, 2008
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