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Defqon 1: Next drug’s victim?

Defqon 1: Next drug’s victim?Other news2013-09-16T17:35:29+03:002014-12-02T14:06:41+02:00

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A 23-year-old man died from cardiac arrest and at least 14 others were hospitalized after apparently overdosing on drugs at a dance music festival in Sydney over the weekend.

 

More than 18,000 people attended the hard-dance Defqon 1, which originated in the Netherlands. Saturday's multi-stage show was held at the International Regatta Centre, with a line-up which included the likes of Brennan Heart, Coone, Psyko Punkz and Toneshifterz.

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According to reports, the man died at Nepean Hospital on Sunday night after a series of prolonged cardiac episodes. An autopsy will be carried out to determine the cause of death.

 

Police arrested more than 80 people for carrying illegal drugs on site.

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"I can't talk about the gentleman who's died because that's before the coroner, but other people have indicated that they'd taken a number of pills," said detective inspector Grant Healey of Penrith police. "The problem with taking pills is you don't know what you're getting and you're really having a lottery with your life."

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The international EDM community is still reeling from the recent death of two concert-goers at the recent Electric Zoo Festival in the United States.

 

Organizers of the Australian event have yet to comment.

 

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