Glastonbury drug taker dies in hospital

A 26-year-old man and a 67-year-old woman have died at Glastonbury, as Lizo Mzimba reports

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A man has died after taking the drug Ketamine at Glastonbury festival, police have confirmed.

The 26-year-old from Reading, Berkshire, is thought to have suffered an adverse reaction to the illegal substance on Thursday.

Police said it is not thought the batch of the Class B drug was contaminated.

An Avon and Somerset Police spokesman said the man was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary with a "life threatening condition" but died later.

"His family are aware and being supported," he added.

In an unrelated incident, a 67-year-old woman also died at the festival site on Wednesday night from natural causes.

Her death is not being treated as suspicious.

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