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At least six, mostly teenagers, killed in Italy nightclub stampede

13 of those injured are in a serious condition

The footage filmed outside the packed Lanterna Azzurra club in Corinaldo, Italy, captures the chaotic atmosphere as a massive crowd tries to escape the building.

Six people have been killed and more than 100 injured, 10 of them seriously, in a stampede at a nightclub in Italy, officials say.

An Italian fire brigades official told NBC News that it is believed the stampede was the result of a panic sparked by someone using pepper spray at the venue in the town of Corinaldo. At least 12 people were in serious condition, police said.

This comes as 1,500 people were injured in Turin after a firecracker sparked a stampede at a screening of the Champions League final in June past year.

"People can not die like this", Salvini said in a statement.

A stampede at a rapper's concert in an overcrowded disco on Italy's central Adriatic coast killed five young teenagers and a woman who had accompanied her daughter to the event early Saturday, said police, who put the number of injured at 59.

He said that when rescuers arrived, all the doors of the discos were open.

Doctors at Ancona's main hospital said the most critically injured, all aged between 14 and 20, had suffered cranial and chest trauma, while others suffered injury to limbs.

A teenage survivor told Italian media: "We were dancing and waiting for the concert to start when we smelt this pungent odour".

A teenager told ANSA he discovered that at least one of the emergency exits was locked when he tried to flee. Another eyewitness said a wall inside the club had collapsed in the melee.

"People can not die like this", said Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini, who also serves as interior minister.

"You can't die like this at 15", said far-right Interior Minister Matteo Salvini, promising to "find those responsible for these six broken lives, those who through wickedness, stupidity or greed turned a festive evening into a tragedy".