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Witness: 2 found unconscious from drug overdose on Memphis sidewalk

A video circulating on Facebook shows two people unconscious on a Memphis sidewalk. Witnesses said this is the result of a drug overdose. (Source: Facebook) A video circulating on Facebook shows two people unconscious on a Memphis sidewalk. Witnesses said this is the result of a drug overdose. (Source: Facebook)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Two people were found unconscious, from what witnesses called a drug overdose, on a Memphis sidewalk on Monday afternoon. 

Witness videos of the disturbing scene are now circulating on social media. 

A bystander began recording video when he happened upon the two people, one of whom had fallen backward from a bench and another who collapsed in a 'child's pose' on the sidewalk. The video, which is nine minutes long, shows people milling around and mocking the people who were found unconscious until police arrived.

WATCH AT YOUR OWN RISK: Video may not be suitable for all audiences.

Memphis police officers arrived on the scene, near the intersection of S. Pauline Street and Eastmoreland Avenue, just after 3:30 p.m. on Monday. The two people in the video were taken to the hospital in non-critical condition.

While MPD has not yet confirmed whether the two people in the video overdosed on drugs or what caused them to pass out, overdoses are becoming more common in Tennessee.

The following statistics show the number of overdose deaths in the state from 2011-2014:

Year Number of deaths in TN Incident rate per 100,000 people
2014 1,263 19.3
2013 1,166 17.9
2012 1,094 16.9
2011 1,062 16.6 

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