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Time Warp Argentina organizers arrested over festival casualties

Six people died at the event earlier this month

  • Sydney Megan Jow
  • 28 April 2016

Following the five deaths of Time Warp Argentina attendees earlier this month, the brand behind the festival, Dell Producciones, is now under investigation.

Charges include facilitating a place to purchase controlled substances and negligence, with reports saying authorities have cited over 30 people involved with the incident.

Maximiliano Avila, the company's attorney, and Carlos Maria Garat were brought into custody earlier this week and it's been reported that the head of Dell Producciones, Adrian Conci, turned himself in yesterday.

Time Warp has released an official statement: "We are dismayed and deeply saddened by the death of six young people at Time Warp Buenos Aires. Our thoughts are with the relatives of the deceased and the five visitors who are still under medical treatment. We pray for their quick recovery.

"The German Time Warp companies, "Planwerk Events GmbH & Co KG“ and "cosmopop GmbH“, were not in any way involved in the local organization and planning of the festival. We are listening to your complaints. At the moment
we are trying to get a clear picture.

"The organizer of the event will refund the money for the second day, corresponding to the value of your ticket. Please email to obtain your refund. We will keep you updated."

The incident at Time Warp Argentina has caused the mayor of Buenos Aires to ban dance music events indefinitely.

[Via: Perfil]

Sydney is Mixmag's US Digital Content Editor. Follow her on Twitter here

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