South Africans mourn deaths of 21 teenagers in tavern tragedy

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By Johnnie Isaac EAST LONDON, South Africa (Reuters) -South African mourners gathered in the coastal city of East London on Wednesday to grieve the still-mysterious deaths of 21 teenagers in a poorly ventilated local tavern 10 days ago. Dressed in black, they sung and danced to solemn gospel songs in front of the coffins of 19 of the victims, the youngest of whom was a 13-year-old girl. All were empty, the funeral parlour said, as police were still investigating the deaths – the remaining two were buried separately by their families. “Our hearts are broken. There are parents who will not get t…

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