A stampede at a nightclub near the Italian city of Ancona early on Saturday killed six people and injured a further 120, media and firefighters stated.

some 1,000 human beings were stated to have been in the Lanterna Azzurra (Blue Lantern) nightclub inside the town of Madonna del Piano at the Adriatic coast. They have been attending a live performance via Italian rapper Sfera Ebbasta.

"The motive may additionally had been the dispersal of a stinging substance, the young people fled and trampled over every different. Lamentably, six people died and dozens are injured," the hearth provider stated in a Twitter declaration.

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The newspaper Corriere della Sera said the substance might have been tear fuel sprayed by one of the visitors. It quoted one teen as pronouncing that the emergency go out became blocked.

some 10 of these injured are in a serious circumstance, in keeping with nearby media, with many struggling excessive bruising or maybe damaged bones.

Police have opened an research into the causes of the incident.

tj/jlw (dpa, AFP)