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VIDEO: 33 people collapse after smoking synthetic marijuana

14 July 2016, 14:16

New York - Over 30 people had to be rushed to a New York City hospital after overdosing simultaneously on synthetic marijuana known more commonly as K2, The Metro reports.

According to witness reports, victims were seen shaking uncontrollably, lying on the pavement and leaning against trees in a Brooklyn neighborhood.

A total of 33 people were taken to a near-by hospital for non-life-threatening injuries with it not being immediately clear what drugs they had taken.

The New York Health Department stated that they had recorded a spike in K2 use and have warned New Yorkers that the use of K2 is extremely dangerous.

View a video of the incident below:

- News24 Nigeria


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