Another teenager has died of suspected reaction to ecstasy at a dance party at Sydney Olympic Park on Saturday, says Rachel Olding in a report for The Sydney Morning Herald.
The victim, an unidentified 19-year-old male, was reported to have collapsed on the dance floor at a rave event called A State of Trance. He was later brought to Westmead Hospital where he expired.
Five more people attending the rave were hospitalised, including a 20-year-old Arncliffe man, now on life support. He remains in a critical but stable condition.
His death was most likely caused by a reaction to Ecstasy, which has been an unfortunate staple drug at rave events for a long time. However, police still have to perform post-mortem and toxicology testing on the victim to confirm it.
If Ecstasy is confirmed as the cause, it would be the second such death in less than four months, after Georgina Bartter, a teenager from Longueville, died from an adverse reaction to ecstasy while attending the Harbourlife dance festival.
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