As many as six people may have died at the EDM festival in Malaysia.
The exact death toll is not entirely clear, but may be as high as six, with three more attendees in critical condition. An official statement from the festival disputes initial reports that five people had died onsite, saying "we can confirm that one death, and not five, took place on festival grounds on March 14." The Star, meanwhile, puts the number at six, reporting: "One person died on the spot in Bukit Jalil while another died on the way to the hospital. Four others died at the Universiti Malaya Medical Centre (UMMC ) and Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Hospital (HUKM)." The Star attributes the deaths to "methamphetamine overdose."
Future Music Festival Asia say they pulled the plug in "the interest of public safety" and "to help in the on-going investigation." They promise to announce details on ticket refunds within the next week.
Taking place in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur, Future Music Festival Asia is an offshoot of Australia's Future Music Festival. This year's event included acts like Deadmau5, Pharrell, Paul Van Dyk and Eric Prydz.