Number of surrogate alcohol victims increased in Ukraine
- 04.10.2016, 13:00,
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The number of deaths from counterfeit alcohol poisoning has risen to 42 people, 85 cases of alcohol poisoning have been registered so far. UNIAN.
The press service of the State Service for Food Safety and Consumer Protection reported: "As of 9am on October 4, 2016 there were 85 cases of dangerous counterfeit alcohol poisoning, 42 cases were lethal."
In particular, in Kharkov region, the number of victims reached 66 people, of whom 29 people died; in Zhytomyr region (Berdichev) 3 people were poisoned, 1 person died; in Donetsk region (Lyman) 9 people were poisoned with 5 of them died; in Mykolaiv region (Nikolaev) 5 people were poisoned and died; in Lugansk region (Rubizhne) 2 people were poisoned and died.
The first deaths due to alcohol poisoning were reported in Kharkov region on September 22 as surrogate alcohol reached its first consumers.
Organizer of production and two of his accomplices were arrested on September 30.