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22 patrons found dead at EC tavern - cops probing poisoning incident

Eastern Cape police at the grisly scene this morning where at least 22 people were killed and several others injured inside a packed tavern at East London in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Bheki Radebe / African News Agency / ANA.

Eastern Cape police at the grisly scene this morning where at least 22 people were killed and several others injured inside a packed tavern at East London in the Eastern Cape. Picture: Bheki Radebe / African News Agency / ANA.

Published Jun 26, 2022

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At least 22 people were killed and several others injured inside a packed tavern at East London in the Eastern Cape on Sunday morning, authorities said.

Weekend Argus understands that the incident occurred at the Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park.

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The spokesperson for the department of roads and safety, Unathi Binqose, confirmed the incident.

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“Twenty-two lives were lost. They had no open wounds,” she said.

Binqose further stated that it may be that the revellers were poisoned. But that’s yet to be confirmed.

Major-General Nomthetheleli Lillian Mene also confirmed the incident and said a probe is underway.

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“The police are on scene,” Mene said.

This is a developing story.

Weekend Argus

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