Police have launched an investigation into the death of a person during the rainy Burning Man Festival in Nevada, US.
Burning Man is held in the Black Rock Desert, which is usually dry and dusty. After the festival, thousands of people remained stranded at the event after the bad weather turned the ground into deep, slippery mud.
Revelers have been told to take shelter and conserve their food, while roads in and out of the event are closed as vehicles can barely move.
The festival’s toilets are also out of use, revelers say because the service vehicles cannot drive on the mud to empty them.
More than 70,000 people had arrived at the site before it was closed on Saturday but the exact number of those still there is unclear.
Milia Nirshberg, 12, who is at the festival with her father for the second year running, said that they had let friends stay in their campervan, and were also allowing people to use the van’s toilet.
“The people in the tents are having a hard time because it’s flooding. Since we’re in a campervan we’re trying to invite people to come stay with us because they don’t have food or water,” she said.
Even with the bad situation, many were trying to make the best of the situation, dancing in the mud to techno music.