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Electric Zoo Festival Cancelled After Two Deaths




A multiday electronic music festival on Randalls Island was canceled on Sunday, after city officials said two concertgoers had died and at least four others had fallen critically ill during the first two days of the event.

Citing “serious health risks,” the city recommended canceling the event, hours before the third day of the festival, known as the Electric Zoo, was to begin, and the festival’s organizers agreed, the mayor’s office said. The announcement said that both deaths had appeared to involve the drug MDMA, also known as ecstasy or molly, though the causes of death had not been officially determined.


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