July 27, 2017

Rave party in Texas leaves 1 dead, 25 in hospital

Behind every rave tragedies like this one is usually a promoter who is happy to take the money, but not willing to ensure the safety of patrons.

A 19-year-old man has died in Dallas, Texas after an overnight rave party ended in chao with 25 other people taken to hospital.

The Dallas fire department said Sunday said rescuers responded to a series of 911 calls from the Electric Daisy Carnival event for emergencies related to drugs, alcohol and excessive heat.

Some 20 to 25 people were taken to local hospitals for treatment, with one reported to be in critical condition. The cause of death for the man who died is not yet known.

The emergency calls had begun as early as 9 p.m. Saturday with at least 10 different rescue units sent to the scene at the Centennial Building in Fair Park.

“The chaos finally came to a rapid stop when someone pulled a fire alarm around 1:30 a.m. and sent those remaining scattering,” he added.

Two citations were issued by fire inspectors, one for overcrowding and another for failure to obey the order of the fire marshal after his request for a half-hour halt in the music to help manage the crowd was refused.

According to the Electric Daisy Carnival website, the sold-out event began at 4 p.m. and was due to end at 2 a.m. It was open only to those over 18 and drugs and other illegal substances were banned.

Frank Librio, a spokesman for the city’s government, said in an e-mailed statement that the “event was conducted with all of the proper procedures, approvals and safety measures” including drivers-license screenings and bag searches.

“No outside beverages were permitted, other than a sealed water bottle,” Librio wrote, noting that the same event last year occurred without incident. “Festival rules were posted at all entry points.”

“There were no issues with air conditioning, which was fully operational,” said Librio, despite the reports about dangerously high heat.

Newswarped suspects that despite all the assurances – someone has stuffed up in the screening of party goers. People don’t die at properly run events.

We hope an inquiry estalishes clearly want went wrong so other families do not have to worry about the safety of their teens at future events.