Death toll from bootleg alcohol poisoning rises to 29

The death toll from bootleg alcohol poisoning in Istanbul has now risen to 29, with the Council of Forensic Medicine (ATK) reporting that five more people have died from methyl alcohol poisoning.
The ATK examined the bodies of the five victims which had been regarded as and”suspicious deathsandquot and discovered that they died of methyl alcohol poisoning, according to Turkish media reports.
Fifteen other people who also suffered from alcohol poisoning are still receiving treatment in hospitals with nine of them listed in critical condition.
Police were alarmed by the suspicious deaths and launched an investigation that led them to an organized group that was producing and distributing the illegal alcohol that caused the poisoning. As a result, 14 suspects have been detained.
The police have also warned people not to buy alcohol known as and”Bulgarian rakiand” that is sold in the Bayrampaia, Gaziosmanpaia, Baicilar and Fatih districts of Istanbul. The police said that they are investigating the shops that sold the alcohol in coordination with the Ministry of Food and Animal Husbandry.
The suspects told police that they had bootlegged alcohol before and no one had died, according to reports.

SOURCE: TODAY’S ZAMAN

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