11 people die of alcohol poisoning in Armenia

September 1, 2020 – 13:01 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – 11 people in have died of alcohol poisoning in the past two days, the Ministry of Health reveals.

According to health authorities, dozens of citizens have been admitted to hospitals in and the neighboring Armavir province between August 31 and September 1.

A spokeswoman for the State Service For Food Safety, Anush Harutyunyan said on Tuesday, September 1 that the cause for the intoxication was most probably homemade vodka.

Four patients are currently receiving treatment in hospitals across Yerevan, all of them in a serious or critical condition.

One person was initially hospitalized in Armenia Medical Center, but refused medical assistance and was discharged.

Harutyunyan also revealed that the police have already identified the suspected vodka producer.

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