In the early hours of Saturday morning, three men collapsed in a popular gay London sauna, the Pleasuredrome. One man was pronounced dead at the scene while the other two men were rushed to a nearby hospital, where another man died.
Both men who died were in their 40s and police speculate that their deaths were drug-related. The third man, a 34-year-old, is expected to make a full recovery.
“The management and staff of Pleasuredrome Spa are shocked and deeply saddened by the tragic events of the weekend,” sauna managers said in a statement acquired by Gay Star News.
Pleasuredrome is open 24 hours and has a smoke-free and drug-free policy, though the incident follows a police warning that recent substance-related deaths could be related to a contaminated batch of drugs.
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