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More good times in the wonderful world of moldy-tent living. A second death in just a few days has occurred at Occupy Vancouver.

Betchya can’t wait for the new society to finally be here!

The Vancouver Sun reports:

VANCOUVER – A 20-something female died late Saturday afternoon of what authorities are calling a “medical emergency” after she stopped breathing in a tent at the Occupy Vancouver site.

The woman, whom Occupy participants were calling “Ashley” was found unresponsive by Occupy’s medical team around 4:30 p.m. and was taken to the hospital, where she was pronounced dead. The death, following an overdose at the site Thursday, prompted Mayor Gregor Robertson to say there is an urgent need to shut down the site due to “life safety” issues.

“Obviously really really tragic circumstances – this loss of life and the overdose just a few days ago clearly demonstrate though that the situation here in camp has deteriorated. Life safety is paramount,” Robertson said at an 8 p.m. media scrum on the west side of the art gallery. “I have directed the city manager to expedite the appropriate steps to end the encampment as soon as possible, with a safe resolution being absolutely critical to that.”

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*Update*

A reader commented that the first alleged overdose did not actually result in a death. So there is only one confirmed death from Occupy Vancouver!!!!

“hey there, just want to bring it to your attention (as a Vancouverites) that while a young woman did die Saturday from an alleged OD, the confirmed OD that happened prior to that was not fatal. So that’s only one death at the Occupy Van, not two.”

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  1. Rev

    hey there, just want to bring it to your attention (as a Vancouverites) that while a young woman did die Saturday from an alleged OD, the confirmed OD that happened prior to that was not fatal. So that’s only one death at the Occupy Van, not two.

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