Warning after Ibiza clubber dies from liquid ecstasy
9 August 2005, IBIZA – An investigation is under way after a tourist died from taking liquid ecstasy at an Ibiza club.
9 August 2005
IBIZA – An investigation is under way after a tourist died from taking liquid ecstasy at an Ibiza club.
A man in his 20s or 30s was rushed to hospital in Can Misses at 5am on Monday, but died in the afternoon, despite attempts to save him.
The identity of the young clubber – who is believed to have taken the drug at a well-known nightclub at Playa de Bossa – is still unknown, as is his nationality. The authorities have said he had no ID on him and looks like he is from a northern country.
The Spanish resort is a popular destination for young tourists, particularly from Britain and Germany.
On Tuesday, the director general for public health on the Balearic Islands warned the public not to take drugs at clubs in Ibiza and said it was possible that the tourist took liquid ecstasy which had been adulterated.
Antoni Pellicer said between 5 and 8 August the emergency department at Can Misses Hospital had seen 11 cases of young people who had been taken ill after possibly consuming liquid E.
Seven of the patients were admitted on Sunday.
Pellicer said hospitals in Ibiza regularly have to treat people who have taken drugs, but not as many as during recent days.
Health commissioner Aina Castillo has contacted the islands' government delegate, Ramon Socias, to express concern about the "sudden growth in the cases of drug intoxication in the last few days".
"We can't rule out that in some of the night life destinations in Ibiza some type of drug, which is in a bad condition or excessively adulterated, has been distributed," said Castillo.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news