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BREAKING: Jury In The Stardust Inquests Has Found The Victims Of The Fire Were Unlawfully Killed

Thursday, 18 April 2024 15:14

By Hannah Kelly and Emma O'Connor

File image: Rolling news

Families in court today cheered and applauded as the verdict was read out

The jury in the Stardust Inquests has delivered a verdict of "unlawful killing" for all 48 people who died in the fire.

Forty-two people died in the Stardust premises, and six people died following removal from the premises, the jury finds.

The victims died from smoke inhalation, fire fumes, and burns.

The jury has said the fire started in the hotpress in the dispense bar, and was an electrical fault.

The jury also said the deceased were impeded in their ability to access and/or exit through the emergency exits due to them being locked, chained or otherwise obstructed.

Families in court today cheered and applauded as the verdict was read out.

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