10 dead after drinking adulterated rice wine in NW Cambodia

Ten villagers subsequently died in northwest Cambodia’s Pursat province after drinking locally-made rice wine, which was suspicious of containing high levels of methanol, a police chief said on Thursday.

The incident occurred in three villages in Krakor district’s Ansar Chambak commune when the victims consumed the tainted rice wine at the funeral of one of their neighbors last week, said Colonel Em Run, police chief of Krakor district.

“Ten people including eight women and two men were confirmed dead and several others have been hospitalized after drinking the adulterated wine,” he told Xinhua over telephone.

In full: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/asiapacific/2021-06/03/c_139987624.htm

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