Two dead from suspected drug overdoses at Sydney dance festival Defqon 1

Two dead after Defqon.1 music festival

We have a zero-tolerance policy in relation to drug use at the festival, ' Defqon.1 said in a statement published by the Sydney Morning Herald.

Two of them, a 23-year-old man and a 21-year-old woman had collapsed and were unresponsive.

Two people are dead and another two remain in hospital fighting for their life after suspected drug overdoses at a notorious electronic music festival.

Organisers Q-Dance Australia said they are cooperating with the authorities. He and two other men arrested for drug supply offences have been refused bail.

'We are disappointed at the number of reported drug-related incidents.

A 33-year-old man from Mt Pritchard was also charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug after he was allegedly found with MDMA, while a 27-year-old man from Sydney was charged with supplying a commercial quantity of a prohibited drug.

Some people have speculated that pill testing would have reduced the number of illnesses at the festival, but the practise is now not allowed.

Greens MP David Shoebridge said the police presence at the festival was aggressive and called for festivals to introduce pill-testing, amnesty bins and other harm-minimisation measures.

In response to the deaths, NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has declared that she never wants Defqon.to appear in the state again.

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"I'm absolutely aghast at what's occurred".

"I'm absolutely aghast at what has occurred", she said, "I don't want any family to go through the tragedy that some families are waking up to this morning, it's just terrible to think about".

Two 17-year-old girl were also charged with drug supply, after allegedly smuggling 120 capsules "internally" into the dance festival venue.

Acting Assistant Commissioner Allan Sicard addressing the media on Sunday.

"We do everything we possible can to make these events safe, what we can't do is be in to people's heads into people's decision making processes when they decide to take illicit drugs".

Sicard said the problem with taking illicit drugs at music festivals is that the contents of the substances can not be ascertained.

"How many funerals do we have to go to of people that have taken these substances and found out they're not what they're sold?" asked Liberal backbencher Warren Entsch during an interview with ABC Radio in May.

Strike Force Highworth has been formed to investigate the deaths of the two young people.

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