Residents of an Alberta First Nation reacted with anger and grief Wednesday as word spread that two teenage girls who fell ill after taking drugs at a weekend party had died.
Leah Dominique House, 14, was taken off life support at EdmontonÂ’s Stollery ChildrenÂ’s Hospital Wednesday. Trinity Bird, 15, died Tuesday night.
Family and friends rushed to the hospital to be with the girls.
"No, weÂ’re not doing OK, but life has to go on," said Dennis Bird, TrinityÂ’s uncle and LeahÂ’s grandfather.
Nine girls took pills they thought were ecstasy Saturday before a traditional aboriginal round dance on the Paul Band First Nation, about 80 kilometres west of Edmonton.
Several hours later, three of them fell ill. Trinity and Leah quickly slipped into comas.
Such a sad story.Â The ecstacy wasn't laced with another drug, maybe it was some kind of alergic reaction?Â Sounds like it is awfully easy for these young kids to get their hands on some serious drugs.