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Contaminated bootleg alcohol kills at least 42 in Iran

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 2, 2018 15:00

Contaminated bootleg alcohol kills at least 42 in Iran

At least 42 people have died after drinking contaminated bootleg alcohol in Iran. Health ministry spokesman Iraj Harirchi said 16 people had gone blind and 170 had undergone dialysis after trying the tainted drink. In the past three weeks, at least 460 people across five provinces have been hospitalised, with the youngest victim a 19-year-old woman. Alcohol is illegal in Iran but bootleg booze is widespread. However, ethanol is sometimes reportedly replaced with toxic methanol in the contaminated drink.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor October 2, 2018 15:00