Mass Overdose Hits Melbourne's Electric Parade Music Festival
More than 20 individuals overdosed at Electric Parade in Melbourne on Saturday, many suspected to have suffered overdoses from GHB or synthetic GHB.This article originally appeared on Huffington Post Australia
More than 20 people are reportedly in a critical condition in hospital after overdosing at a Melbourne electronic music festival.
At least 21 people were rushed to hospitals in "serious conditions" from the Electric Parade festival held at Sidney Myer Music Bowl on Saturday, NewsCorp Australia reports.
Ambulance Victoria told NewsCorp they were called out to 20 reports of "substance abuse."
Ambulance Victoria State Health Commander Paul Holman said most affected revellers overdosed on notorious party drug GHB. There area also reports that the substance may have been a synthetic version of GHB.