Health authorities in Hanoi have urged an investigation into a locally-brewed spirit containing high levels of methanol which have caused a rash of poisoning cases.
The Poison Control Center at Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital yesterday admitted seven more victims of toxic alcohol. Read more on Saigon Daily
Test results showed that methanol-tainted alcohol is the cause behind the mass food poisoning that killed seven people and 31 others hospitalized… Red more on Saigon Daily
At least 34 people, mostly Christians, died in central Pakistani city of Toba Tek Singh after consuming toxic homemade liquor at a Christmas party, police said Wednesday. Read more in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
The Irkutsk Region’s Health Ministry said that medical examination confirmed that 74 out of 77 people that had consumed a bath essence containing alcohol in Russia’s Siberian city of Irkutsk died as a result of methanol poisoning. Read more on Sputnik International
ISLAMABAD: Twenty-four people, mostly Christians, were killed and dozens more sickened after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in Toba Tek Singh, police said Tuesday. Read more in THE NEWS
A total of 9,300 people died from alcohol poisoning in the first three quarters of 2016. Read more on TASS (Russian News Agency)