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Teenager dies at music festival

An 18-year-old woman has died at a music festival.

The teenager died in hospital after being taken ill on Thursday night at the Boomtown Festival taking place this weekend near Winchester in Hampshire, police said.

"On site medical services responded and an 18-year-old woman was taken to the Royal Hampshire County Hospital in Winchester but was pronounced dead on arrival," a spokeswoman explained.

"The death is not being treated as suspicious. The woman's next of kin and the coroner have been informed.

"Hampshire Constabulary is working with Boomtown Fair organisers to establish the circumstances around the death."

Boomtown Fair is taking place at Matterley Bowl until Sunday.

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