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.
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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