Sunday, April 1, 2012

Serbian Nightclub Fire: 6 Teenagers Killed

An investigation has been launched after six teenagers died trying to escape a blaze at a nightclub in Serbia.

Around 350 revellers were packed into the Contrast disco in the northern city of Novi Sad when the blaze started.

It quickly spread through the building and the crowds rushed to the exits as they attempted to escape the flames.

The victims were three boys and three girls, aged 17 and 18, said senior police official Predrag Maric.

"One of them was just half-a-metre from an exit," he said. "There must have been huge panic, they all rushed to get out."

Two other club-goers were injured during the fire, which started near the stage area of the premises during a live gig.

An investigation has been launched to determine the cause of the blaze. Read More