5 dead IN Argentina dance-music event

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BUENOS AIRES: Five young people died and five others were in critical condition after apparently taking drugs at an international electronic music festival in the Argentine capital, emergency responders said Saturday. Autopsies will be needed to determine the substance involved, said Alberto Crescenti, head of the emergency health care sys-tem, which was summoned to the Time Warp music festival in Buenos Aires in the early morning hours. The par-tygoers were mostly between the ages of 21 and 25, Crescenti said. “The youths lost consciousness and rapidly went into a coma,” he said. Those in hospitals were in critical condition and had temperatures of 42 degrees Celsius (107.6 degrees Fahrenheit), indicating severe poisoning, Crescenti said. Organizers of the show at a venue on the city’s riverside north end had two ambulances ready and waiting for the packed crowd of nearly 11,000 people. But they were not enough, and the emergency services brought in six.

AFP

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