Major alcohol (methanol) poisoning in Krasnoyarsk, Russia

In Krasnoyarsk, 4 people have died and 27 were hospitalized after consuming illegal alcohol that contained up to 60% methanol. More than 2,000 bottles of this highly toxic product were confiscated by the police.

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Travellers should only consume alcoholic beverages produced by known commercial companies. Avoid all locally produced “home” alcohol.

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