Laugh­ing gas death

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

A BRI­TISH teenager be­lieved to have in­haled laugh­ing gas at a party has died. The 18- year- old was rushed to hos­pi­tal from the party in Lon­don on Satur­day night but died two hours later. He was in car­diac ar­rest when am­bu­lance of­fi­cers ar­rived. “At this stage the death is be­ing treated as un­ex­plained pend­ing the find­ings of the post­mortem,” po­lice said. Re­search pub­lished ear­lier this year showed there had been a rise in the recre­ational use of ni­trous ox­ide, known by var­i­ous names in­clud­ing “hip­pie crack”.

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