A STAMPEDE at a concert in an overcrowded nightclub on Italy’s central Adriatic coast has killed five teenagers and a woman who had accompanied her daughter to the event, police said.

Video taken outside the venue in the town of Corinaldo, showed teenagers rushing out of a door and surging towards a low railing or wall near the exit. The “giving way of two parapets due to the crush of the young people getting out” probably caused the tragedy, interior minister Matteo Salvini told RAI.

The bodies of the victims were found near a low wall close to an exit, firefighters’ spokesman Dino Poggiali earlier told Sky TG24 News. News reports said the wall was about 3ft to 5ft high.

Ancona chief prosecutor Monica Garulli told reporters at the scene: “The number of tickets sold is about 1400, compared to a capacity of about 870.”