A tragic incident at the Enyobeni Tavern located in the East London area of Cape, South Africa claimed the lives of 21 teenagers !
USA Today, reports that on June 26th, teens ages 13 to 17 were found lying on tables, slumped over along chairs and scrawled on the floor. The bodies appeared to have no visible wounds or any sign of injuries.
It has been stated that the chemical colorless, extremely strong odor of Methanol was detected in their bodies. At this time, it has not yet been confirmed if the chemical is the underlying cause of their deaths.
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, methanol is a poisonous substance that can be absorbed through the eyes, skin, lungs and stomach. The toxic alcohol is used industrially as a solvent, pesticide, and alternative fuel source.
Officials are still waiting for conclusive results from the laboratory in Cape Town.
The National Police Minister Bheki Cele said that further analysis reports will determine if anyone will face criminal charges.
However, toxicology tests were completed to analyze the bodies of the teens, which showed the levels of alcohol and carbon dioxide but nothing “profound so far”.
Caskets aligned of the 21 teenagers who died in the tavern at the funeral in Scenery Park in East London, South Africa.