epa06814280 Relatives of victims of the stampede in the Social Club El Paraiso react in front of the headquarters of the Scientific Police (Cicpc), in Caracas, Venezuela, 16 June 2018. Interior Minister of Venezuela Nestor Reverol confirmed that at least 17 people were killed after a tear gas canister was set off triggering a stampede at a nightclub as hundreds tried to escape the fumes. Most of the clubgoers were teenagers celebrating high school graduation. EPA-EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ

Deadly stampede at Caracas nightclub leaves 17 people dead after tear-gas canister detonated during brawl

The tragedy occurred as a group of young people from different schools celebrated their middle school graduation

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epa06814280 Relatives of victims of the stampede in the Social Club El Paraiso react in front of the headquarters of the Scientific Police (Cicpc), in Caracas, Venezuela, 16 June 2018. Interior Minister of Venezuela Nestor Reverol confirmed that at least 17 people were killed after a tear gas canister was set off triggering a stampede at a nightclub as hundreds tried to escape the fumes. Most of the clubgoers were teenagers celebrating high school graduation. EPA-EFE/CRISTIAN HERNANDEZ
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