A 19-year-old girl died over the weekend after attending a Halloween-themed music festival in Edinburgh, Scotland. Maya Nager collapsed at the event, called Terminal V, on October 29th and was taken to the hospital. She was pronounced dead on Monday morning. Scotland police are still investigating the cause of death but the city has recently voiced concerns about drug use at the event.
Terminal V is Scotland’s ‘largest’ electronic music festival, bringing in 20,000 ticket-holders and taking place twice a year, for Easter and Halloween. Leading up to Terminal V 2022, Edinburgh City Council met to discuss mitigation measures to curb drug-related incidents. The City Council’s public safety officer, Claire Miller, cited Terminal V as the ‘highest risk event’ in the city. According to PC Greig Stephen, the first Terminal V event in 2017 saw 11 drug-related medical cases and two hospitalizations and similarly, in 2018, there were 53 medical cases and two hospitalizations.
‘We are absolutely devastated at this news and our deepest sympathies are with the family. We continue to assist the police with their inquiries.’-Festival spokeswoman
A fundraiser has been set up in Maya’s memory, and the proceeds will be donated to Homeless Project Scotland, an organization Maya had volunteered at during the pandemic. Donations will also go to animal charity SSPCA and Glaswegian community-led refugee charity, Refuweegee.