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The final day of New York’s Electric Zoo festival has been cancelled after a number of drug-related deaths at the festival site.

A statement from the authorities in New York said: “Due to serious health risks, the Electric Zoo music festival on Randall’s Island on Sunday, September 1st has been cancelled. The City recommended cancellation and the event promoters have agreed.

“During the first two days of the Electric Zoo music festival, two concert-goers have died and at least four others became critically ill and have been placed in intensive care at area hospitals.

“Definitive causes of death have not yet been determined, however, both appear to have involved the drug MDMA (ecstasy, or molly).  The Electric Zoo organizers have worked with City officials to reduce health risks at this event, but in view of these occurrences, the safest course is to cancel the remaining day of the event”

Our thoughts are with the families effected.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.