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Reading Festival has issued a drug warning to attendees following the discovery of “high strength” Donkey Kong pills. The warning comes one day after a 17-year-old girl reportedly died of a suspected drug overdose at Leeds Festival yesterday morning.

You can read the festivals warning to its attendees below.

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The festival took to Twitter to reveal the circulating drugs found at the site were Donkey Kong pills, otherwise known as 250mg MDMA tablets.

“READING: Donkey Kong pills have been found in circulation at Reading. These are very dangerous, high strength pills, up to 3 times the normal average adult dose.”

Later, the festival shared their drug policy reminding festival-goers that “Mixing drugs with other drugs / alcohol / prescription drugs can be very dangerous.”

Yesterday, it was reported that a 17-year-old girl died of a suspected drugs overdose at Leeds.

West Yorkshire Police are reporting the teenager from Oldham died shortly after 03:40 BST at the Bramham Park Site.

A 17-year-old boy from the same area was arrested on suspicion of supplying the drugs. 

Read more: Leeds Festival attendee dies of suspected drug overdose

The festival’s police commander stated the exact cause of the death hasn’t been determined but it appeared the girl had “taken a combination of drugs.”

The Leeds Festival Police Twitter account issued a similar warning to the public about some drugs on-site carrying “three times the normal average adult dose.”

“To say we are deeply saddened about this tragedy is an understatement,” said Melvin Benn, a representative for organizers Festival Republic.

“West Yorkshire Police have taken action against those that may have supplied the drugs, and we will continue to work with them as usual.”

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