Chelsea Bruce, 16, collapsed and died at a flat in Glasgow
A schoolgirl died and two teenagers are in hospital after taking what is believed to be ecstasy at a party.
Chelsea Bruce, 16, collapsed in the early hours of Sunday at a flat in Glasgow.
The other two teenagers are said to be in a critical condition after they apparently took the same drug, known as MDMA.
An ambulance was called to the flat in Springburn after Chelsea became unwell and she was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary.
Medics were unable to save her and she was pronounced dead a short time after arriving at the hospital at around 3am. An 18-year-old man and a 16-year-old boy remain in hospital.
Chelsea’s family said in a statement: ‘Words cannot express the utter devastation and loss we feel that our beloved, beautiful Chelsea has been taken from us in such tragic circumstances.
‘She was our wee angel and had her whole life in front of her. Everyone loved her. She was an incredibly kind, loving and generous girl who was always smiling.
‘We do not wish to comment further and ask that our privacy is respected at this terrible time.’
Chelsea, who had recently started her school holidays, was due to begin sixth year at Springburn Academy in the autumn.
A schoolfriend said: ‘She was a really nice girl. She wasn’t a loud mouth or anything – she was a normal nice lassie who wouldn’t be mean about anybody.
‘I didn’t believe it at first – I didn’t think she’d be one to take drugs or anything.
The 16-year-old’s family have paid tribute to their ‘wee angel’
‘I don’t know what drugs she took but I heard it’s ecstasy. There are rumours that two boys who were with her are in intensive care.’
Police confirmed that they were called to the flat in Fernbank Street at around 2.30am on Sunday after reports that Chelsea had collapsed.
A spokesman said: ‘She was taken by ambulance to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where she died a short time later.
‘A post-mortem will take place in due course, to establish the exact cause of her death.
An ambulance was called to the flat in Springburn after Chelsea became unwell and she was taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary
‘At this time police are not treating the death as suspicious and enquiries are continuing. A report on the circumstances surrounding her death will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.
‘Two male youths, aged 16 and 18 years, were also in the flat and also felt unwell. They were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary, where they remain for observation.’
Yesterday, locals told of their shock following the teenager’s death.
One neighbour at the flats where the party was held said her partner had tried to help the girl before police and paramedics arrived.
Another resident said: ‘I saw all of the police and they came to my door to ask if I had heard anything, but I didn’t know what was going on until I spoke to one of my neighbours. The girl didn’t live in the block.’