Six people have died and four others remain in hospital in a critical condition from what is suspected to be acute poisoning from a drug overdose, after attending Time Warp festival in Argentina on Friday night.
Local emergency services were called to the event held at the Costa Salguero, after it became clear that the private ambulances on-site were unable to cope. The Coast Guard and Unit Against Drug-Trafficking are investigating, and what substance caused the casualties is still unknown.
Attendees of Time Warp raised concerns about overcrowding and poor ventilation at the venue. “We couldn't stay inside, we couldn't breathe. It was too hot and there were too many people,” one partygoer told local TV channel TN.
In the wake of the casualties, Time Warp cancelled the second night of the festival, which was due to take place on Saturday, and issued the statement below via Facebook.
We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the people who passed away. The cause of this tragedy will take some time to determine. The show is cancelled for tonight.
We will let you know as soon as possible how you can refund the ticket for tonight. We ask that you keep the loved ones of these people in our thoughts and prayers.
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