Tavern Owner Where at Least 22 People Died Shattered at the Loss of Life, Promises to Cooperate With Police

Tavern Owner Where at Least 22 People Died Shattered at the Loss of Life, Promises to Cooperate With Police

  • The owner of the Enyobeni tavern where at least 22 people died has promised to cooperate fully with the investigation
  • He has agreed to close his business until the investigation is concluded, he has no idea what could have caused the deaths
  • The bodies of the victims have been sent to mortuaries to be identified and autopsies will be carried out to determine the cause of death

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EAST LONDON - The Enyobeni tavern in Scenery Park in East London was a tragic scene on Sunday morning, at least 17 people had mysteriously died.

The owner of the tavern has been completely shattered by the event and has no idea what happened or what could have caused the incident.

Enyobeni tavern, East London, Scenery Park, 22 dead
The Enyobeni tavern owner is devastated by the mysterious death of his patrons. Photo credit: @BlessingsRamoba
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He promised to cooperate completely with the investigation. Authorities have advised him to close his business until the investigation is concluded.

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eNCA reported that the police are still in the dark as to what caused to many people to die so suddenly.

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The victims were young, between the ages of 18 and 20, and their parents and family members are devastated by their loss.

Initial speculation points to some sort of toxic chemical, none of the bodies shows any signs of trauma from a stampede or physical violence.

The incident has made international news and Reuters reported on the incident saying that the bodies have been taken to mortuaries for identification and autopsies will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

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Initial speculation has suggested that the patrons of Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park died after being exposed to a toxic chemical or a stampede.

However, witnesses have said that the bodies do not show signs of a stampede and at this point the cause of the tragedy is unknown.

Gauteng father suspected of killing his 3 kids with poisoned energy drinks, 1 child survives, another unharmed

In a related matter, Briefly News also reported the Gauteng Police has reported that the father of three children who were killed after drinking energy drinks he had given them, was found unconscious at his home in Ratanda, Heidelburg on Thursday, 26 May.

Police officers went to his house after his children collapsed and died while at school. He was then rushed to the hospital and is currently being kept under police guard. Brigadier Brenda Muridili says it is believed that the father poisoned his children and they are now investigating a case of murder and attempted murder, according to TimesLIVE.

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