KUALA LUMPUR, March 15 — Three women were among six people, who died from drug intake after they suffocated while attending the Future Music Festival Asia concert at the Bukit Jalil Stadium early this morning.
Kuala Lumpur Police Chief, Datuk Mohmad Salleh said in the 2 am incident, three other men were reported to be in critical condition due to the drugs.
“The six, who died were locals, aged between 19 to 28, and were pronounced dead on the way to the University Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC) and the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (PPUKM) early this morning,” he told a media conference here today.
The six, who died from the drug intake were known as 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.
The men who were in critical condition, including two foreigners were being treated in UMMC and PPUKM.
Two of them were Singaporeans and the third a local, aged between 19 to 27, he said.
Mohmad said, discussions with the organisers found that the three-day concert, which was supposed to end tonight, had been cancelled after the safety of the patrons was compromised.
“The six victims who died were believed to have taken the drug methamphetamine before going to the concert.
“The drug is known as ‘designer drug’ or synthetic drugs, which is called meth,” he said.
He added that autopsies conducted on the victims found that they had died from drug overdose.
Mohmad said the drugs were sold at between RM60 to RM100 a pill, depending on its contents.
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, he said. — Bernama
Source/Sumber taken from: Malay Mail Online, mazeermohamad