Buenos Aires bans electronic music festivals after five deaths

According to today’s The Guardian Newspaper, the Mayor of Argentinian capital announces step until new drug laws in place after Time Warp festival left five people dead from overdoses and more in hospital.

The government of Argentina’s capital has stopped issuing permits for major electronic music festivals in response to the death of five people who overdosed at a party.

The Buenos Aires mayor, Horacio Rodriguez Larreta, said the measure would remain in effect until the city legislature approved a law to prevent drug abuse during such events.

Authorities have said five people died of drug overdoses during the Time Warp festival on 15 April. Another four were taken to hospital critically ill. Witnesses said that festival-goers were often offered designer drugs including ecstasy pills, doses of LSD, marijuana, poppers and cocaine. Five people have been arrested.

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