Inquest opened into death of Joana Burns

She died after taking MDMA at Sheffield Students’ Union

An inquest has been opened into the death of Sheffield Hallam student, Joana Burns, following her death in June.

The 22-year old Mathematics student died after taking MDMA, a form of ecstasy, in The Foundry, at The University of Sheffield's Students' Union on the 6th of June.

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At around 5.50 am Joana fell ill and collapsed in the Glossop Road area. She was rushed to hospital in Sheffield City Centre but sadly died that night.

At the funeral, mourners donated money in Joana's memory to fund drug awareness education at Sheffield Hallam University.

The inquest has been adjourned and a date to be fixed.