Sunday, May 22, 2016

Five Dead at Close Up Forever Summer Concert

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Five party goers of the Close Up Forever Summer Concert after they collapsed on the open parking area of a mall in Pasay City early Sunday morning.

According to a report from Pasay City Police Ariel Leal, 22; Lance Garcia, 36; Bianca Fontejon, 18; Ken Migawa, 18, and American national Eric Anthony Miller, 33 were found unconscious while the “CloseUp Forever Summer” concert at the Mall of Asia open parking grounds was going on. According to witness, Leal collapse first, followed by Fontejon, Garcia, Migawa and Miller.

Leal, Garcia and Migawa were brought to San Juan De Dios Hospital; the first two were declared dead hours later. Migawa died Sunday afternoon.

Fontejon and Miller were brought to Manila Doctor’s Hospital, where they were declared dead on arrival. Pasay police investigation section, said reports coming from the hospital showed that two of the victims suffered heart failure.

About 14,000 pary-goers attended the concert that was headlined by Belgian DJ duo Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike late Saturday.

Investigator Giovanni Arcinue said “They just collapsed individually. They did not know each other. They were all in different places at the time.”

Closeup issued a statement about the incident: “We regret that despite the very stringent measures and precautions that we have put in place to ensure the safety and security of all attendees involved, this incident still transpired.”

Those who attended the concert posted messages on social media claiming to have witness drug-laced drinks being distributed to the party-goers during the event.

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