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Three dead in Spanish Halloween panic

Nov. 1, 2012 at 9:06 AM   |   Comments

MADRID, Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Three women were killed and three others severely injured by a panicked crowd at a Halloween celebration early Thursday morning in Madrid, police say.

The victims, all 18 to 25 years old, were knocked down and trampled by a crowd at a large hall, Cadena Ser radio network/Agenzia Giornalistica Italia reported Thursday.

Three women suffered cardiac arrest and died, officials said.

Police said the crowd of about 10,000 people rushed to leave the building after a flare was reportedly fired about 4 a.m. All but one of the doors in the building had been locked.

An investigation was under way.

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