Sixteen people were treated by Queensland paramedics over the weekend after overdosing on a mystery drug that police are yet to identify.
The overdoses – which occurred in various places around Queensland's Gold Coast – left two people in a "serious condition", with one in a coma.
Senior paramedic Stephen Burns said 16 overdoses in a 48-hour period was "the worst he has seen in the 24 years [he has] been working on the Gold Coast".
In a media briefing yesterday, Superintendent Michelle Stenner said investigations were ongoing as to what the mysterious drug was.
"[Those who took the drug] chose to take these substances, not knowing where they're made from, not knowing who's providing it to them, not knowing what the consequences are," she said.
A spokesperson for Queensland police told BuzzFeed News there would be no further comment on the incident.
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