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Dozens of youths treated at North Ireland rave

Published on Feb 7, 2014 7:51 AM

LONDON (AFP) - The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service on Thursday declared a major incident after 60 youths required treatment for the suspected effects of drugs and alcohol at a concert in Belfast.

An ambulance worker said two of the patients were found unconscious and five required hospital treatment after becoming ill at the performance by Dutch dance artist DJ Hardwell in the city's Odyssey Arena.

He told Sky News that many of youths were showing general signs of feeling unwell and were vomiting frequently.

A spokesman for the Odyssey Arena, Adrian Doyle, said: "A number of patrons arriving to attend a concert by Dutch DJ act Hardwell have required medical attention, having already been intoxicated on their arrival at the complex.

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