Toxic rice wine claims 15 lives

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

Fif­teen vil­lagers have died in north­ern Cam­bo­dia since last week after they drank rice wine brewed with “high lev­els of methanol”, of­fi­cials said on Fri­day. About 78 oth­ers have been hos­pi­tal­ized, and some of them are still in se­vere con­di­tion. Sus­pi­cion fell the rice wine after sev­eral mourn­ers died or were hos­pi­tal­ized after drink­ing rice wine at a funeral.

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