A SCHOOLGIRL has tragically died and two other teenagers are in hospital after taking what is believed to be ecstasy at a party in the city's Springburn.

The girl has been named by The Daily Mail as 16-year-old Chelsea Bruce. She became unwell in a flat on Fernbank Street in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Emergency services raced to the scene at around 2.20am and it is understood they found the girl collapsed to the ground. Medics tried to save her but she died shortly after arriving at Glasgow Royal Infirmary.  Two other teenage boys, aged 16 and 18, were also unwell. They remain in hospital and their condition is unknown. 

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The Evening Times understands that police are investigating the possibility that the teenagers took the drug MDMA. 

In a statement, Chelsea's family told the newspaper: "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."

A spokeswoman for Police Scotland said: "At 2.30am on Sunday, July 7 police and emergency services were called to reports a 16-year-old girl had taken unwell and collapsed at a flat in Fernbank Street, Springburn.

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"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 cause of her death, which at the moment police are not treating as suspicious.

"Enquiries are continuing and a report will be submitted to the procurator fiscal.

"Two male youths, aged 16 and 18, were also in the flat and also felt unwell. They were taken to Glasgow Royal Infirmary where they remain for observation."

A spokesman for NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde said: "The inherent dangers associated with taking illegal drugs should not be underestimated.

"No-one knows what they contain or the effects they may have on a person.

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"As a result, they can have enormous consequences for both the people who take the drugs and their families.

"Anyone who does take substances and feels unwell, or knows someone who appears unwell, should attend their local Emergency Department as soon as possible.

"A description, or sample of the substance taken, would help to assist staff in starting effective treatment as soon as possible."