Vietnam Bans Festivals After 7 Deaths and 5 Comas at VEW


Vietnam Bans Festivals After 7 Deaths and 5 Comas at VEW
Promo Poster for Vietnam Electronic Weekend. Photo cred: Loopcentral

Seven individuals died and 5 persons are in comas on account of suspected drug overdoses after the music pageant Vietnam Electronic Weekend (VEW), occurred this previous Sunday in Hanoi, Vietnam.

Thousands attended the occasion, which was dubbed the most important digital music occasion ever held in Vietnam. It passed off in Hanoi’s West Lake Water Park, an space identified for its nightlife. This was the third yr the music pageant, and it was headlined by massive names comparable to Ben Nicky, Yellowclaw, and Headhunterz.

All the victims, aged between 18 and 29, examined optimistic for  of their bloodstreams which embody methamphetamine, amphetamine, ecstasy, and marijuana. Police additionally discovered balloons containing nitrous oxide, generally often known as “laughing fuel,” and capsules unidentified substances on the scene the pageant.

Vietnam Bans Festivals After 7 Deaths and 5 Comas at VEW
Attendees at VEW 2018. Photo cred: Vietnam Insider

Following the incident, Mr. Tô Văn Động, the Director the Department Culture and Sports in Hanoi, issued a press release that the native authorities will probably be withdrawing all present licenses for music festivals and won’t be issuing any new licenses till additional discover.

The promoters VEW 2018, Connected Agency, launched a  on Facebook, expressing their condolences whereas additionally stating that they’d adopted all mandatory procedures to arrange the occasion earlier than the tragedies occurred.

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