Mr Justice Silvio Meli, sitting in the First Hall of the Civil Court yesterday awarded damages to Three Sixty Limited after the November 2016 accident inside the club Plus One, where 74 people were injured, including two teenage girls who for a time were in intensive care. The people inside the night club were all trying to leave the building at once after they had difficulty breathing, leading to a stampede.
Three Sixty Limited filed its writ of summons for damages in the First Hall of the Civil Court against Andrea Bugeja and Zach Latif or whoever of them was responsible for the accident to pay damages.
Whereas Andrea Bugeja was the person directly linked to the argument that broke out inside the club, Latif was the teen who had pepper spray at the carry and who, deliberately applied this weapon in a confined space, leading to a horrid stampede in the process.
The court declared that it was convinced that the stampede was the end result caused through the use of pepper spray and therefore, condemned Zach Latif to pay the plaintiff company, damages.
The action on the part of the company against Bugeja was dismissed by the court.
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