2 detained after deadly music fest in Vietnam

/ 05:00 PM September 23, 2018

A private security (C) is posted at the entrance to the West Lake Water Park in Hanoi on September 17, 2018 where partygoers died from drug use during an electronic dance music festival “Trip to the moon” inside the park. Seven Vietnamese have died and five are in a coma after taking drugs at an electronic dance music festival in Hanoi late September 16, officials said, as authorities scrambled to trace the substance. / AFP PHOTO / Nhac NGUYEN

HANOI — Police have detained two people allegedly involved in the deaths of seven people at a weekend music festival in Hanoi.

Le Thai Son, 26, director of the festival organizer company A Chau Connected Agency, was taken into custody for alleged violations of safety in mass gatherings.


According to the police, Son should be responsible for the deaths of seven young adults in the worst fatal narcotics-related case in Vietnam to date.

The police also issued an emergency arrest warrant for 19-year-old Bui Manh Duy. He was accused of luring others into illegally using narcotics.


Duy allegedly gathered a group of 15 young adults to chip in to buy 10 pills of ecstasy and marijuana to ingest at the music event.Among the group, one suffered a drug overdose.

The electric music festival Trip to the Moon hosted at the West Lake Water Park turned tragic on Sunday when seven young people died and another five were admitted to the hospital due to drug overdose. 

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