WILLIAM SOUVANT / AFP
Organized since Thursday, May 18 in a small village in the Indre, Villegongis, the Teknival has already seen three “teufeurs” being taken care of by the emergency services in absolute emergency.
INDRE – And there should soon be 30,000 partygoers, despite the ban. Three people in absolute emergency were taken care of after ” accidents Occurring on the Teknival site, which gathered around 20,000 people this Friday on agricultural land in Villegongis, in Indre, announced the prefect of the department, Stéphane Bredin.
As arrivals continue, the number of participants could reach 30,000 in the coming hours. ” We anticipate a second wave from tonight and probably all day tomorrow (Saturday) “, underlined the prefect during a press briefing.
An accident rescued
Since the beginning of Teknival, a great annual mass of techno music which is celebrating its 30th anniversary, and which took place by surprise on Thursday morning in this small village of 110 inhabitants despite the ban decreed by the prefecture, ” rescuers attended to 138 people at the site in total, he detailed. Among them, 35 were medically supported at the outpost set up in the center of Villegongis, including 3 people in absolute emergency for accidents related to the concentration of teknivaliers on the site “, he explained.
One of these victims is a 40-year-old man, under the influence of alcohol or narcotics, who fell asleep and woke up under a car with redness in the chest, according to a close source. folder. He spoke without difficulty and refused to file a complaint. The days of this man, who was hospitalized in Châteauroux, were no longer in danger on Friday afternoon, according to the prefecture.
A total of 7 Teknival participants were taken to hospital, according to the latest report.
An important safety and emergency device
The authorities are counting on a significant increase in attendance at Teknival, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary and has not been organized since 2019 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
The device for maintaining order (270 gendarmes mobilized on Friday), medical and logistics (supply of drinking water in particular) ” has been sized to ensure the safety, in particular health, of at least 30,000 teknival workers in the next two days “, made a point of specifying the prefect Stéphane Bredin.
A helicopter flew over the scene Friday in the middle of the day, while party people gathered around campfires, some juggling or spitting fire, not far from the brightly decorated perimeter walls, noted a correspondent from the AFP.
Checks by the security forces around the Teknival led to the placement in police custody of two people, for ” traffic offense and driving under the influence of narcotics “, and at least 23 people were fined for consumption or possession of narcotics. In total, more than 280 vehicles and 340 people were checked, according to figures given by the prefect.
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