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Prison or fine handed out for SA teenage bar deaths



The owners of a bar in South Africa, where 21 teenagers died during a party in 2022, have each been ordered to pay a fine or spend 100 days in prison.

The couple were found guilty of selling alcohol to under-18-year-olds.

Their deaths in the Eastern Cape province caused outrage and brought renewed calls for the legal drinking age to be increased.

A toxicology report revealed they died from suffocation due to overcrowding.

It also emerged that traces of the poisonous chemical, methanol were found in their bodies.

A formal inquest is yet to take place




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