UPDATE: Article amended 21 October.
Two men died on Saturday night at club nights during annual industry conference Amsterdam Dance Event, Resident Advisor has reported. Global Post also reports that a third person died on Monday; according to the Dutch press, police suspect that the three deaths are drug-related. The conference comprises more than 300 events happening at 85 venues throughout the city.
“The ADE organisation is shocked by these tragic accidents,” ADE director Richard Zijlma said. “Drug use is not tolerated in any way and ADE and its partners make every effort to ensure that people are behaving responsibly at the event.
“Ultimately there is a limit to what we can do and individuals must take responsibility for their own actions. Our thoughts are with the families and friends at this time and we would like to express our deepest sympathy to them.”