6 dead from apparent heroin overdoses in Philadelphia

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Philadelphia police are investigating after six people died from heroin overdoses Sunday.

Philadelphia police are investigating after six people died from heroin overdoses Sunday.

Sources tell sister station WPVI the overdoses started sometime in the evening, with the latest around 8 p.m. on East Indiana Avenue.

Five of the six victims were in Kensington, police say, only blocks away from each other.

Here's what we know about the victims:

-A 24-year-old man overdosed on the 3000 block of North Broad Street
-A 42-year-old man overdosed on the 3300 block of Kensington Avenue
-A man in his 30s overdosed on East Indiana Avenue
-A woman in her 30s overdosed on the 3300 block of Amber Street
-A man in his 40s overdosed on the 2800 block of D Street
-A man in his 40s overdosed on the 3300 block of Kensington Avenue.

Police say they have been investigating a "bad" batch of the drug that has been circulating through the city.

A cluster of overdoses can occur when heroin is cut with toxic chemicals like fentanyl or rat poison, police say.
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