BBC NEWS Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific Spanish Portuguese Caribbean
BBCi NEWS   SPORT   WEATHER   WORLD SERVICE   A-Z INDEX     

BBC News World Edition
 You are in: Americas  
News Front Page
Africa
Americas
Asia-Pacific
Europe
Middle East
South Asia
UK
Business
Entertainment
Science/Nature
Technology
Health
-------------
Talking Point
-------------
Country Profiles
In Depth
-------------
Programmes
-------------
BBC Sport
BBC Weather
SERVICES
-------------
LANGUAGES
EDITIONS
Monday, 17 February, 2003, 17:44 GMT
In pictures: Chicago nightclub tragedy
Police are appealing for information following a deadly stampede at a Chicago nightclub that left at least 21 people dead.

Panic broke out as clubbers scrambled to get out of the Epitome club after Mace or pepper spray was used.

Scenes of confusion as clubbers try to get out
Hundreds of screaming guests tried to get out

Emergency personnel carry a victim from the Epitome nightclub in Chicago early Monday morning
A night out clubbing had turned to tragedy

The Epitome night club with Chicago police officers in front
Police are investigating reports of locked or blocked doors

Sean Ford, left, and Amishoov Blackwell of Gary had been in the club
Shock is etched on the faces of those who managed to escape

Maria Lopez  whose boyfriend is head of security at the Epitome night club stands outside
Desperation for those with friends or relatives who were inside

Community members pray outside the Epitome night club
Stunned by the loss of life, the local community paid its respects

 WATCH/LISTEN
 ON THIS STORY
The BBC's June Kelly
"The people who died were either crushed or suffocated"
See also:

17 Feb 03 | Americas
21 Dec 01 | Europe
Internet links:


The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

Links to more Americas stories are at the foot of the page.


 E-mail this story to a friend

Links to more Americas stories

© BBC ^^ Back to top

News Front Page | Africa | Americas | Asia-Pacific | Europe | Middle East |
South Asia | UK | Business | Entertainment | Science/Nature |
Technology | Health | Talking Point | Country Profiles | In Depth |
Programmes