The police say that so far two people have ended up in a life-threatening condition after using the drug. One user, in Ostend (West Flanders), died. Earlier a drug dealer was taken to hospital after he became seriously ill. The dealer is on the mend.
The drug consists of a mix of speed and cathinone, a chemical version of khat, a plant that is chewed for its mind-expanding properties in Yemen and Somali. Cathinone looks like a yellow powder.
When consumed, body temperature can rise suddenly ,endangering the user's life.