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Last text messages of MDMA death festival reveller revealed

'I'm so scared'
Diane Nuygen who died at Defqon.1 festival in Sydney after taking MDMA.

The final text messages sent by Diane Nguyen, 18, before she died of an MDMA overdose have been revealed during an inquest into NSW festival deaths.

Leading up to taking the drug on September 1 2018, Diane sent her fiance a series of text messages expressing her concern at taking the drug at the Defqon.1 festival in Sydney’s west.

‘I think I’m going to take 1 (MDMA cap) hahah,’ she wrote, before adding: ‘It’s been so long I’m so scared.’

Her fiance told her to ‘stay safe’ and ‘don’t lose anything’ and ‘stay next to your friends.’

The inquest is currently underway before Deputy State Coroner Harriet Grahame to examine the deaths of Diane Nguyen and six other revellers at music festivals across NSW between December 2017 and January 2019, reports the Daily Mail. 

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The text messages between Diane and her fiance.

Other deaths being examined are those of Alexandra Ross-King, Nathan Tran, Joseph Pham, Callum Brosnan and Joshua Tam, who all died with MDMA in their systems.

The court heard that at 2pm on the day of the festival Ms Nguyen sent text messages to find out where other people she was attending the festival with were getting their drugs from. 

‘Where u getting caps from. There’s no reception there,’ she wrote to one friend.

Within an hour she was inside the festival and she purchased ‘three caps’ from a mutual friend and another three from an unknown man.

She was quickly unsteady on her feet and by 7:45pm she attended the medical tent to seek assistance. There, she fell unconscious and began spasming.

Ms Nguyen was taken to Nepean Hospital, but suffered a cardiac arrest on the trip and died an hour later.

The inquest continues. 

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