Vietnam Bans Festivals After 7 Deaths and 5 Comas at VEW


Seven individuals died and 5 individuals are in comas attributable to 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 came about in Hanoi’s West Lake Water Park, an space recognized for its nightlife. This was the third 12 months of the music pageant, and it was headlined by massive names resembling Ben Nicky, Yellowclaw, and Headhunterz.

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

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

The promoters of VEW 2018, Connected Agency, launched an announcement on Facebook, expressing their condolences whereas additionally stating that that they had adopted all needed procedures to arrange the occasion earlier than the tragedies occurred.

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