There was abundant free water, trained security guards, roving medics, regular harm-reduction announcements and multiple medical tents. But even those measures couldn't keep tragedy from striking the Electric Zoo Festival on New York's Randall's Island during the holiday weekend of Aug. 30-Sept. 2, when the drug-related deaths of two young attendees and hospitalization of three more cut short the 5-year-old EDM festival. Promoter Made Event called off Sunday, the third and final day, after intervention from city government agencies.

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