Death toll from suspected tainted wine in Cambodia rises to 6, 32 hospitalized

Six local people had died and 32 others hospitalized in northwest Cambodia’s Banteay Meanchey province after drinking suspected tainted wine, a provincial health chief said on Friday.

“As of Friday morning, six people had been pronounced dead and 32 others were hospitalized after they consumed suspected tainted herbal wine,” Le Chansangvath, director of Banteay Meanchey Provincial Health Department, told Xinhua.

“The victims have the same symptoms such as dizziness, eye irritation, fatigue, stomachache and nausea,” he said.

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