Alcohol poisoning claims one more victim

  • Nation
  • Thursday, 20 Sep 2018

File picture of alcoholic drinks (not linked to this case).

PETALING JAYA: Another victim has died due to alcohol poisoning in Selangor.

According to state police, the current death toll in Selangor has jumped to 20, with 16 still undergoing treatment.

The latest statistics was shared by Selangor police chief Comm Datuk Mazlan Mansor today in a statement.

The majority of the deceased were of Myanmar decent, with nine dead. Two Malaysians have also fell victim to the poisoning.

On Tuesday (Sept 18), dozens in the Klang Valley area were rushed to the hospital for suspected alcohol poisoning.

An ongoing operation, dubbed Ops Methanol, was launched in respond to the deaths.

On Wednesday (Sept 19), Health Minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad said the total number of deaths reported up till then was 21, including two deaths reported in private hospitals.

The alcoholic drinks suspected were Grand Royal Whisky, Mandalay Whisky and King Fisher beer but currently, analysis from samples had shown that only the Grand Royal Whisky was found to contain methanol and failed to adhere to the Food Act 1983, he said.

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