quarta-feira, 7 de maio de 2014

Kenya: ingestion of adulterated alcohol causes more than 60 deaths

About 70 people are hospitalized. Some patients arrive at hospitals already blind.

In race against time, the doctors try to discover the cause of the deaths, as explains Gerald Nderitu, person in charge of a hospital of Embu: "patients arrive in a coma. The Health Department is on the ground to collect samples. We will also take samples of the bodies to be autopsied today or tomorrow. "

Hospitals don't stop coming victims agonize in pain. Poisoning there since Monday in Embu, Kiambu, Kitui, Makueni seed savers and Muranga Maragua, all close to the capital of the country.

The production of industrial alcohol is common practice in Kenya. Less reliable producers add methanol and other toxic products to increase the alcohol.

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