British music festival cancelled after two deaths

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London, May 27 (IANS) A British music festival has been cancelled following the death of two people, organisers said on Sunday.

The deaths of a 18-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man on Saturday night at the Mutiny festival were being seen as separate incidents and not being treated as suspicious, but the police said inquiries were being made to determine the circumstances, reports the Guardian.

Dizzee Rascal, Craig David and Sean Paul were due to top the bill at the two-day event in Portsmouth.

But on Sunday, organisers issued a statement cancelling the event after warning of a “dangerous high strength or bad batch substance on site”.

The announcement prompted demands for refunds from disappointed customers on social media.

The police were first alerted when the woman fell ill at the site at 7.10 p.m. on Saturday, while the man was found collapsed at 7.30 p.m.

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Both were taken to the Queen Alexandra hospital where they later died.

–IANS

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