Mexico: adulterated alcohol deaths rise to over 100 amid ban on official sales

Posted by on May 15, 2020 8:06 am
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  • Methanol believed to involved in incidents across country
  • Sale of liquor banned during Covid-19 pandemic

More than 100 Mexicans have died from drinking adulterated alcohol over the past month in a string of mass poisonings which followed a ban on the sale of liquor during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deaths from unsafe alcohol have been reported in at least four states. On Thursday, health officials in the central state of Puebla said the death toll there had reached 51 after a batch of moonshine was tainted with methanol – a wood alcohol which can cause blindness and kidney damage.

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