Five people have died and another five remain in a critical condition after attending a music festival in Argentina’s capital, officials say.

The head of the emergency services said the victims – 21 to 25 years of age – were suspected of acute poisoning at the private event in the Costa Salguero area which had gone out of control.

“We’ll see what substances they took,” said Alberto Crescenti.

The Time Warp festival was being held in Argentina on Friday and Saturday.

Buenos Aires’ emergency service was called after it became clear that private ambulances attending the event were unable to cope.

“We couldn’t stay inside, we couldn’t breathe,” one of the participants told local TV channel TN.

“It was too hot and there were too many people.”

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