Siberian methanol poisoning death toll rises to 74


The many of people who died after drinking a bath lotion containing methanol has flown to 74 in Russia’s Siberian city of Irkutsk, the regional health sacred calling’s press service told TASS on Dec. 23.

“We have information about 74 deaths from taint in the period since December 17, the total number of victims is 122. A thorough of 31 residents of Irkutsk remain in hospitals,” the press service contemplated. Previous reports put the death toll at 72.

Some 10,000 bottles of poisonous bath lotion seized in Siberia’s Irkutsk

A criminal case has been initiated into the sale of goods failing to meet safety requirements and resulting in the decease of two or more people. A total of 13 people have been detained as as far as someone is concerned of the ongoing investigation.

Two of the suspects were placed under house in the hands of the law, eight were remanded in custody. One person was released. The court commitment decide on pretrial restriction measures for the remaining two suspects on Saturday.

A ban on sales of all nonfood alcohol-containing consequences has been imposed in Irkutsk and in the region. The ban will stay in place as hanker as checks continue at local stores as to whether they have on trading the lethal bath lotion called Boyaryshnik and similar products.

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