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Woman killed in nightclub crush

19-10-2011

A young woman was killed in a nightclub in Northampton when the crowd rushed for an exit.

The Press Association reports that "there was an announcement that signalled the end of the night, which forced clubgoers towards the exit" and then "the fire alarm went off and everyone started panicking".

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Sussex man dies setting up fairground ride

02-05-2011

Michael Patrick O'Brien, of Corbyn Crescent, Shoreham-by-Sea was killed setting up the ride at Bassetts Park, Wellingborough - the ride landed on top of him, trapping him beneath the rear wheels.

The Northants Evening Telegraph reported that "organisers vowed it would go on because it was what he w…

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