Multiple deaths reported after stampede at Italian nightclub

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By Dennis Romero and Claudio Lavanga

Six people were killed and dozens injured in a stampede at a nightclub on Italy’s Adriatic coast Saturday, authorities said.

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. Some 800 people were at the event.

A police official said a popular Italian rapper, Sfera Ebbasta, was performing at the Lanterna Azzurra nightclub Saturday night.

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