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South Africa: Police are investigating the deaths of 21 teenagers

 The Eastern Cape state government said eight girls and thirteen boys died in a tavern in a residential area called Scenery Park.  We found empty alcohol bottles, wigs, and even pastel purple "Happy Birthday" sashes scattered on the dusty street in front of the two-story Enyoveni tavern. 

 At least 21 teenagers died over the weekend after spending the night in a tavern in a South African town, officials said Sunday. "I have a child who died on the scene," said the parents of a 17-year-old girl.  The cause of death is still unknown, but local officials and politicians said they feared that this was a tragic mistake in the underage drinking case.  Many of the victims are said to have been high school students celebrating the end of their high school exams on Saturday night.  "I can't think of young people not experimenting, acting that way in the midst of society," he said. He expressed concern "in a reported situation where such young people gathered in places that seemingly should be off limits to persons under the age of 18." Izakaya owner Siyakhangela Ndevu commented on this tragedy:

South Africa is one of the most consumed African countries. Among the high-ranking government officials who rushed to the southern city was Bheki Cele, the police minister.  There were no visible scars on the body, but they added that autopsy would determine if death was associated with poisoning. It was found that 17 people died on the scene and the rest died in the hospital.  State Prime Minister Oscar Mabuyane has accused "unlimited drinking".  Authorities are currently considering whether to amend the Drinking Ordinance. When you are told they are 13 or 14, you go there and see them. However, safety regulations and drinking age laws are not always enforced in taverns in towns that are often adjacent to single-family homes. She said , "I didn't expect this child to die that way. It breaks [you]." 

President Cyril Ramaphosa condolences at the G7 Summit in Germany.Drinking from 18 years old It is allowed. "It's a terrible scene," he told reporters.

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