Eight killed after consuming home-brewed liquor in Indonesia's West Java

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  • Friday, 24 Jan 2020

A filepic showing Bootleg liquor victims get medical treatment in the emergency installation at Cicalengka Regional General Hospital in Bandung regency, West Java. - JP/ANN

JAKARTA: Eight people have been dead and eight others treated at a hospital after consuming liquor mixed with a health supplement in West Java province's district of Tasikmalaya, Indonesia.

Four of the eight were dead on Friday (Jan 24) and the rest died a day earlier, said Medita, a doctor at the SMC General Hospital in Tasikmalaya.

"The number of the victims treated at this hospital was 16, six of them died at this hospital and two others were dead at home after being forced to leave this hospital," she said.

The doctor said that all the victims have been suffering from serious pains due to high alcohol contents in their bodies.

Meanwhile, the district police disclosed that all the victims consumed drinks which were highly mixed with alcohol and health supplement.

"They drank the brewed liquor to celebrate the birthday of one of them," said Warrant Officer Asep Rumihat.

Rumihat revealed that the victims brewed by themselves the drinks with a 75 percent alcohol and a health supplement, local media reported.

IN the past, Police in Indonesia are promising to crack down on the distribution of bootleg alcohol due to many deaths after people drinking illegally produced toxic liquor.

Police have promised to stamp out the scourge before the Islamic holy month of Ramadan beginning mid-May, with a new task force being created to handle the assignment, as reported in local dailies in previous months. - Xinhua/Asian News Network
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