Oct 21, 2016 10:53 AM

NH officials: 639 drug overdoses, 81 overdose deaths in Manchester this year


MANCHESTER — Manchester has experienced 81 drug overdose deaths this year, according to the latest statistics released by the Manchester Fire Department on Tuesday.

A total of 639 people have overdosed so far in Manchester. The lives of 460 of them were saved by emergency responders and others administering Narcan, which was found at the scene in 16 cases the Union Leader reported.

The youngest to die from an overdose was 22 and the oldest, 57.

The overdoses have happened in every part of the city within hotels, public buildings, restaurants and parked cars.

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