Siberian alcohol poisoning: Death toll rises to 52
Around 29 more people are in the hospital, some of whom are in a serious condition.Updated: Dec 20, 2016 16:44 IST
The number of Russians who died after drinking contaminated bath oil rose to 52 from 41, the Irkutsk region’s health ministry said.
Around 29 more people are in the hospital, some of whom are in a serious condition, a spokeswoman for the ministry said.
The poisoning in Irkutsk, a hard scrabble city around 2,600 miles (4,000 km) east of Moscow, is one of the worst such cases in recent years in a country where up to 12 million people use cheap surrogate spirits.
First Published: Dec 20, 2016 16:43 IST