Craft beer made with methylated alcohol caused the death of 10 people

Craft beer made with methylated alcohol caused the death of 10 people
Craft beer made with methylated alcohol caused the death of 10 people

It happened in an African country. Preliminary investigations indicate that the beer was made with an alcohol that is used to make antifreeze and other substances.

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At least 10 people died and several were hospitalized in different districts of the Southern Province, in Zambia, after consuming beer supposedly home-brewed with toxic productsDeputy Police Spokesperson Danny Mwale reported on Friday, quoted by local media.

According to Mwale, in the first incident, which took place between Sunday and Monday in the Zimba district, two people died and five others were hospitalized after drinking a homemade alcoholic beverage.

He also reported that three people died in the Pemba district from consuming locally brewed beer, while in the Namwala district there were at least five deaths due to similar circumstances.


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The spokesperson confirmed that the three victims in Pemba suffered from diarrhea, abdominal pain and blurred vision before dying. According to preliminary investigations, the drinks were mainly made with methylated spiritwhich is used to make antifreeze and other substances.

“Police investigations show that citizen reports indicate that the number of victims affected by the consumption of homemade alcohol is higher,” stressed Mwale, who assured that police and health officials have reinforced investigations.

 
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