Doctors are working to determine the exact cause of death, which appears to be drug-related
Five people have died at Time Warp Festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, seemingly after taking drugs.
The five victims were aged between 21 and 25, the BBC reports. A further five festival goers are said to be in a critical condition.
Dr Albert Crescenti, head of the festival’s medical team, said doctors are working to pinpoint the exact cause of death, which is believed to be drugs-related, adding: “We’ll see what substances they took.”
The two-day festival focusing on electronic music began on Friday (April 15) and was due to conclude on Saturday (April 16). However, organisers pulled the second day’s programme in the wake of the tragedies.
“We express our deepest condolences to the families and friends of the people who passed away,” Time Warp Festival said in a statement.
“The cause of this tragedy will take some time to determine. The show is cancelled for tonight. We will let you know as soon as possible how you can refund the ticket for tonight. We ask that you keep the loved ones of these people in our thoughts and prayers.”
Time Warp Festival began in the ’90s as an annual event held in Mannheim, Germany. In recent years it has taken place in various locations worldwide including New York, the Netherlands and Argentina, where it was returning for a third consecutive year.