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  HOME | Argentina

Four Youths in Critical Condition after Buenos Aires Music Festival

BUENOS AIRES – The Health Ministry of the city of Buenos Aires said on Sunday that four of the five young people hospitalized Saturday after an electronic music festival are in “critical condition,” while one of them, a minor, “continues to improve” under intensive care.

The most serious case among the five youths in Fernandez Hospital in Buenos Aires “is in critical condition, under artificial respiration and suffering kidney failure,” the medical center said in a statement released by the official news agency Telam.

Also in the intensive care unit of the same hospital are another man and a woman, both with kidney failure and in critical condition.

The three in the worst condition are between the ages of 19 and 23.

The five youths being treated had been attending the Time Warp electronic music festival in the Argentine capital’s Costa Salguero events center, at which five people between the ages of 20 and 30 died early Saturday.

The Time Warp electronic music festival began in Germany, but it has also taken place in several other countries and was being held in Argentina for the third time this year.

Organizers canceled Saturday night’s show, the last of the two-day festival, in the wake of the deaths.

The cause of the tragedy is still under investigation, though medical sources point to drug use as a possible cause.

Police who stopped a minibus Friday that was taking passengers to the festival, found that it was carrying, among other substances, 182 ecstasy pills, as well as several doses of LSD, marijuana and cocaine, Telam reported.

 

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