A young CommBank employee reportedly died after suffering an apparent drug overdose during a music festival in Sydney over the weekend.
It is believed that the incident happened at around 1 am on Sunday. A dozen people were rushed to hospital, and six individuals were charged with supplying drugs.
The Daily Telegraph identified the deceased individual as 26-year-old Kian Ngo, who worked as a loan officer for Commonwealth Bank.
According to NSW Police, officers were called to a hospital in Bankstown at around 3 am on Sunday after a man died.
The police are currently conducting an investigation and are expected to provide a report regarding the cause of Kian’s death to the coroner.
A spokesperson for the bank said that it was shocked and saddened by the news about the death of its employee.
More than 130 people were reportedly treated by medical professionals during the Transmission Festival, which was held in southwest Sydney on Saturday.
Many of them reportedly complained of heat exhaustion and drug use.
A total of 12 people were reportedly transported to hospitals after overdosing on drugs. Several of them required intubation.
The event was attended by Armin van Buuren, a Dutch DJ and producer who is known for his unique style of music. Six individuals were charged with providing drugs to the crowd.
The event was considered to be a high-risk activity due to the nature of its venue and the number of people who attended.
To ensure the safety of the crowd, the police were assisted by medical professionals and security personnel.
During the course of the operation, six men were arrested for possessing MDMA. One of them, a 23-year-old man from Oran Park, was charged with supplying drugs after he was found with over 250 tablets of the substance.
He was denied bail at the Parramatta Bail Court on Monday. A man from Fairfield West was also charged with supplying drugs and possessing banned substances after he was found in possession of over 150 tablets of MDMA.
He was granted conditional bail to appear in the Burwood Local Court.
All of the other individuals who were charged with supplying drugs were issued court attendance notices.
They are scheduled to appear in court at a later time.