Festival goers overdose
The second night of a major electronic music festival being held in Argentina’s capital was cancelled following the deaths of at least five people of suspected drug overdoses. Another five festival-goers were in critical condition yesterday. Health officials in Buenos Aires said that two people in their 20s died during the Time Warp festival on Friday and three others died in an ambulance or at a hospital. Most of the critically-ill youths were reportedly in comas. “They are all in very grave condition, intubated,” Dr Alberto Crescenti, director of the Emergency Medical Attention System in Buenos Aires, told Todo Noticias. Doctors are trying to determine the cause of death and are wait for post mortem results. On Saturday, officials in Buenos Aires announced they had closed the Costa Salguero Centre where the second night of the two-night festival was to be held.