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Man critical after collapsing in Belfast city centre drugs incident

One man remains critically ill in hospital after collapsing from a suspected drug overdose with two other men in Belfast City Centre.

Police and ambulance crews attended the scene in the Donegall Pass area of the city shortly before 9pm on Saturday after the three men were found unconscious.

"Police received a report from the NIAS of three unconscious males," the PSNI said in a statement.

"Police attended the scene and assisted NIAS colleagues."

They were treated at the scene before being taken to hospital.

The Belfast Trust said one of the men remains critically ill and is being treated in the Royal Victoria Hospital’s intensive care unit.

It follows a spate of drugs-related deaths in Northern Ireland in recent weeks.

"This clearly could have had dire consequences for those involved," police said in a Facebook post after the incident.

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