Seven at Vietnam music festival killed after taking drugs

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Drugs kill seven people at Vietnam music festival. Five are in coma after taking narcotics at an electronic dance music festival in Hanoi, officials said on Monday.

This is  believed to be the deadliest drug-related incident in the country. Drug use is increasing , however, it remains largely underground among a relatively niche group of hard-partying youth.

All the victims were tested positive for an unknown drug. Officials will now be forced to ban all electronic dance music (EDM) festivals in the capital. Investigations are underway to determine what type of drug was responsible for all the deaths.

All victims were reportedly and the five in coma are aged between 18 to 30 years old. in their 20s

The event was attended by thousands. One person who attended the festival said she saw several people collapse in the crowd and about four people shuttled out on stretchers.

“I thought maybe they were just exhausted but when I saw more people (being carried out) I was shocked… there were so many ambulances outside – I was freaking out,” she told AFP, declining to be named.

“I thought maybe they were just exhausted but when I saw more people (being carried out) I was shocked… there were so many ambulances outside – I was freaking out,” she told AFP, declining to be named.

Another who attended the festival said she saw many people she suspected to be high standing around dazed for most of the night.

“They didn’t dance much, just swayed a bit and they didn’t like the lights shining directly at them,” she told AFP, adding that security did not spend much time checking people at the entrance.

Organisers of the festival are yet to make a statement concerning the incident.

 

 

 

 

 

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