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2 Singaporeans collapsed at KL music event after alleged drug overdose

Published on Mar 15, 2014 8:27 PM
 
Five people died of drug overdose at an electronic dance music festival in Kuala Lumpur while four others, including two Singaporeans, are now in critical condition, reported Astro Awani. The Future Music Festival has been cancelled "in the interest of public safety" and to assist the police with investigation, its organiser Live Scape said in a statement. -- ST PHOTO: NURULNADIAH MOHAMED NOH

KUALA LUMPUR - Five people died of drug overdose at an electronic dance music festival in Kuala Lumpur while four others, including two Singaporeans, are now in critical condition, reported Astro Awani.

Malaysian police believe the nine of them, aged 19 to 28, had purchased drugs like methamphetamine prior to entering Bukit Jalil Stadium on Friday for the Future Music Festival Asia, reputed to be one of Southeast Asia's biggest electronic dance music events.

"The five deceased include three Malays, one Chinese and one Indian. One died on the spot, one on the way to hospital while three others died at the hospital," Kuala Lumpur police chief Mohmad Salleh was quoted as saying by Astro Awani.

He added that two Malaysians and two Singaporeans are now warded at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UUMC) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM) for treatment.

 
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