Venezuela Nightclub Stampede Kills At Least 17, Including 8 Minors

The Los Cotorros club is in the middle-class neighbourhood of El Paraiso in the west of the city.

The death toll could be as high as 22, according to local media.

He also said seven people have been arrested, including the owner of the club and the person who is believed to have launched the explosive device.

Images circulated on Twitter showed shoes scattered outside what appeared to be the club and people embracing one another, some wiping away tears.

"The government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, led by President Nicolas Maduro, deplores this unfortunate event".

'The establishment has been ordered closed, and we are investigating in coordination with the public ministry, which is directing the criminal investigation'.

Reverol said the investigation was ongoing.

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Among those detained are two minors identified by witnesses along with the owner of the club for failing to implement measures to prevent weapons being brought into the premises.

Family members have reportedly said that the main doors were closed and many fell down on top of each other as they tried to escape.

He only knew his 19-year-old son Luis died because he saw him in the morgue. Another one of his sons had been hospitalised.

Caracas is one of the most violent capitals in the world and the country is engulfed in a deepening economic crisis that has forced hundreds of thousands to flee.

"That's not a big space and that should not be authorized", he said.

Party-goers were celebrating the end of the school year and several of the dead are reported to be minors.

The homicide rate in Caracas alone was 104 per 100,000 people, the Venezuelan Observatory of Violence said.

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