There were three reported overdoses at a Sydney music festival over the weekend, resulting in one death and two others in critical but stable conditions. The occurrences happened at Knockout Games of Destiny at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday night.

Despite extensive searches and bans on 69 individuals, festival goers inevitably partook in drug activity. One 19-year-old man at Concord Hospital pronounced dead, and two women ages women, ages 19 and 25, suffered from treatable overdoses.

Earlier this year, two other people died of overdoes at Sydney music festival Defqon.1.

Assistant Commissioner Peter Thurtell has called the death that resulted from Knockout “senseless” and has pled with young people to think twice about drugs. In addition, Premier Gladys Berejiklian said she was “beside herself” that users still weren’t getting the message after Defqon.1.

While many have called for pill testing, Berejiklian has placed her stance firmly against it. She said it could give users a “green light” to take such substances.


Source: SBS News