Partygoer dies after trance party

2014-09-25 09:24

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Cape Town - A 21-year-old Cape Town woman died after attending a trance party in Worcester last weekend, according to a report.

Die Burger reported on Thursday that Romy Clifton, 21, of Tokai, became ill at the Earthdance music festival on Sunday afternoon.

A friend told the newspaper that Clifton complained she felt unwell and became paranoid. She was reportedly in this condition for up to five hours before paramedics at the festival transported her to a local hospital, where her organs failed and she was declared dead.

The cause of death was not clear. Toxicology tests were carried out but the results are not yet available.

Earthdance Cape Town was held at a resort in Worcester over the weekend, with the theme "Transformation" and tag line "Give peace a dance".

Festival organisers removed comments from their Facebook page relating to Clifton's death, but stated that it was a tragedy.

They added that they have "the utmost confidence in our medical services" and that medics are trained extensively in treating people in an outdoor festival environment. "All cases are taken seriously and assistance from local hospitals is on standby if needed." Booklets educating festival goers on drug use are handed out, they added.

According to Die Burger, Clifton is survived by her parents and her sister. She attended Reddam House school in Constantia and had studied fashion design. Clifton described herself on her Twitter profile as loving fashion, partying and her dogs.

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