Ambulance Service Declare “Major Incident” as 40 Young People Fall Ill at Belfast Odyssey Arena 7 years ago

Ambulance Service Declare “Major Incident” as 40 Young People Fall Ill at Belfast Odyssey Arena

The Northern Ireland Ambulance Service last night declared a “major incident” in Belfast, after around 40 young people who were attending a concert became ill.

It is believed that many of the young people were suffering from the effects of alcohol and drugs.

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RTÉ reports that nine people were taken to hospital, though it’s said that none of them are in a serious condition.

The concert-goers were at a gig at Belfast’s Odyssey Arena that was headlined by DJ Hardwell.

“It is our understanding that a number of patrons arriving to attend a concert by Dutch DJ act Hardwell have required medical attention, having already been intoxicated on their arrival at the complex” said Adrian Doyle, a spokesman for the Odyssey Arena.

“These patrons were not granted entry to the Odyssey Arena, and were treated by the Ambulance Service outside.”

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