Death toll in Caracas club stampede rises to 18
Today he said eight people had been detained in connection to the case, including an adolescent who "confessed" to having set off the tear gas.
The deaths occurred after a brawl broke out during a middle school graduation party and someone detonated the tear gas, sending more than 500 people rushing for the exits, said Interior and Justice Minister Nestor Reverol.
On Saturday, Reverol had said eight minors were killed in the incident.
The country is grappling with a severe economic crisis and pressure for President Nicolas Maduro to step down, amid a collapse in the price of oil, leading to chronic food and medicine shortages.
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