Two men, one British and one French, have died after attending an illegal party in the southern Spanish province of Granada, authorities say.
They died on Monday after taking part in the “Festival of the Dragon”, a open-air party to celebrate spring which has attracted thousands of young people annually since 1996, police told local media.
The cause of their death was not immediately known.
More than 3,000 people had gathered at a campsite near the town of Orgiva at the weekend for the festival, marked in the past by drug use and violence and banned this year by local authorities.
A diplomatic source confirmed the death of a 27-year-old French citizen. She said there were no signs of violence or foul play but declined to give further details. The British embassy said a young British man died in
hospital in Granada on Monday.
Orgiva Mayor Adolfo Matin Padial told local news agency Europa Press he regretted the deaths, but said they justified the decision to ban the gathering.