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 Death toll due to fake alcohol increased to 37 people, - Ukraine’s State Consumer Protection Service

The number of deaths caused by fake spirits in Ukraine has increased to 37 people.

Censor.NET informs citing the update by the press office of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection as at 5 p.m. Sept. 29.

According to the Main Directorate of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection in the Kharkiv region, 58 residents of this region applied to hospitals with symptoms of poisoning by fake alcohol as at 5 p.m. Sept. 29. 25 of them died. According to the forensic examination findings, the methyl alcohol was found in the blood of 10 of the victims.

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Besides, according to the Consumer Protection Service Main Directorate in the Donetsk region, nine persons poisoned by fake alcohol were delivered to central regional hospital in the town of Lyman between Sept. 25 and Sept. 28, 2016. Five of them died. One person in critical condition is in the intensive care unit. Two patients in moderately severe condition are in the internal medicine department. One more person was discharged from hospital in satisfactory condition.

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According to the latest update by the Main Directorate of the State Service of Ukraine on Food Safety and Consumer Protection in the Mykolaiv region, five residents of Mykolaiv's Ternivka neighborhood died between Sept. 21 and Sept. 24, 2016. Forensic examination showed methyl alcohol in their blood.

According to the Main Directorate of the Consumer Protection Service in the Luhansk region, fake alcohol purchased online claimed lives of two people in the Luhansk region's town of Rubizhne as at 5 p.m. Sept. 29.
 
 
 
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