A 17-year-old female attendee passed away at this year's Leeds Festival in a suspected drug overdose. At the time of writing, the exact cause of death has not been concluded but they think the girl had consumed a variety of drugs.
In a statement obtained by the BBC, a festival organizer spoke on the tragedy. In his own words:
"To say we are deeply saddened about this tragedy is an understatement."
"West Yorkshire Police have taken action against those that may have supplied the drugs, and we will continue to work with them as usual." He goes on to say, "I would like to take this opportunity to remind anyone attending Reading and Leeds Festival that there is no safe way to take prohibited drugs and there are no safe prohibited drugs."
Leeds Festival Police warned attendees of pills that were up to three times stronger than a normal dose. The pills mentioned were shaped like Donkey Kong, the Skype logo, and Donald Trump.
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Leeds Festival is one-half of the British double festival, Reading and Leeds Festival which started on August 23rd and ends on August 25th in Reading and Leeds respectively. This year's festivities included performances from Dillon Francis, Fisher, The 1975, and more.