Three were seriously injured during an illegal rave in France with tens of thousands of revelers

About 30,000 techno fans are present at Teknival, over the weekend this number could rise to 40,000, according to France Info. Other estimates put 60,000 people in attendance. Lying between Bourges and Poitiers, Villegongues has a population of only about a hundred.

The authorities were unaware of the location of the infamous 30th edition of the festival. Although impromptu music festivals are banned, the authorities decided to ensure the safety of attendees and not to vacate the site. They have launched an investigation with the festival organizers.

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From one moment to the next, the organizers began staging the festival on an unused meadow. The owner of the meadow said to the transmitter: “We will not send them away, for they are too many.” bfmtv. He invites those present not to leave cans and other waste behind.

Three seriously injured

The University Hospital of Rennes has sent doctors and staff to the festival grounds to be on hand in case of medical emergencies.

More than 86 visitors have received medical attention since Thursday. Three people were seriously injured in separate incidents. A 40-year-old man fell asleep in the tall grass and was run over by a car. Another visitor was bitten by a viper. A third person fell ill.

Festival-goers enjoy the atmosphere and the music at

Festival-goers enjoy the atmosphere and music at “Teknival”, a music festival based in Villegongis, France.AFP photo

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