6 dead from drug overdose at Future Music Fest Asia
The long awaited and infamous Future Music Festival Asia in Malaysia had their third and last day of the fest cancelled, due to six people dead from drug intakes after they suffocated at Bukit Jalil stadium on 15 March.
According to the sources of Australian Associated Press, the Kuala Lumpur Police have confirmed the deaths of six festival-goers aged 19 to 28 were due to suspected methamphetamine overdoses. The six were reportedly locals and pronounced dead upon arrival at their respective medical treatment facilities.
The ones who died from the drug intake were Kamal Zekry Kamal Basha, 22, Victor Wong E Hern, 26, Sabreena Kamaruddin, 21, M.Suresh, 28, Syazana Sohaime, 23, and Nor Faizza Mohd Wazir, 27.
"We have lodged an investigation into the media reports. As at 5.00PM on March 15, we can confirm that one death, and not five, took place on festival grounds on March 14. A police report has been filed and we are working very closely with all relevant authorities in examining and determining the cause of this very unfortunate incident,"stated the organizers at the event.
Kuala Lumpur Police Chief, Datuk Mohmad Salleh said the drugs were sold at between RM60 to RM100 a pill, depending on its contents.
He also said that during the two days of the concert police also arrested 19 patrons, including seven locals and 12 foreigners from Singapore, Australia and Indonesia for possession of drugs.
The lineup on the third day was expected to include Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Pharrell Williams, Yuna, Knife Party and Rudimental.