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A female festival-goer has died at a music event in Hampshire. It is the third death at the Boomtown Fair in four years.

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Woman dies at BoomTown music festival reports say

The BoomTown Fair site at Matterley Estate near Winchester Credit: ITV Meridian

A woman has died at the BoomTown fair at Matterley Estate, near Winchester, according to local media reports. The 31-year-old was found unconscious in a toilet block just after lunchtime yesterday. Her death is not believed to be suspicious.

Local media reports quote a police spokesperson confirming the death yesterday. It is the second year in a row that a woman has died at the festival. Last year Ellie Rowe, 18, from Glastonbury in Somerset, died after taking the drug ketamine.

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