5 confirmed dead at Time Warp Festival in Argentina
Officials in Argentina have confirmed the deaths of at least 5 attendees at Time Warp Festival in Buenos Aires on Friday, April 15, reportedly due to drug overdose. At least five more remain in critical condition.
Two of the attendees — just 21 and 25 respectively — died during the event, while a third passed on the way to the hospital.
Dr Alberto Crescenti, the head of Buenos Aires’ emergency medical team, told the Associated Press that doctors have yet confirm what drug caused such a fatal reaction. “We’ll see what substances they took,” he said.
Attendees told local news station TN that the event was severely overcrowded: “We couldn’t stay inside, we couldn’t breathe,” one participant said. “It was too hot and there were too many people.”
The local government has closed the venue while the investigation continues. Time Warp will not continue on Saturday.
It’s an unprecedented death toll for a musical festival, and devastating news for the international dance music community. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families.