Twenty-one dead from bootleg alcohol in Ecuador

Last updated 16:28 18/07/2011

Relevant offers

Americas

Orlando shootings: New records paint picture of chaos at Pulse, raise question about exits US Army is poised to allow rolled sleeves for soldiers Sorority sister gets life term for tossing newborn into trash to die New Zealander dies after being hit by truck in California 'Dance Moms' star Abby Lee Miller's guilty plea over bankruptcy fraud 46 per cent of Trump voters say he made a racist comment, is prejudiced and/or unqualified US Supreme Court toughens gun ban for domestic violence After 150 years, Jack Daniels finally credits slave with whiskey recipe US Supreme Court firmly backs abortion rights, tosses Texas law Strong earthquake strikes Mexico

Authorities in Ecuador have banned the sale of alcohol in a community where 21 people have died after drinking bootleg liquor.

Public Health Minister David Chiriboga says 103 others have been treated for intoxication from adulterated alcohol in the coastal municipality of Urdaneta in Los Rios province, where eight were initially reported dead.

Chiriboga says police have seized 28 containers each with 55 gallons of alcohol contaminated with methanol. Methyl alcohol is a toxic substance sometimes used to illegally produce cheap liquor.

The health minister said Sunday that a law prohibiting the sale or consumption of alcohol has been in effect since Saturday in the area. The owner of the alcohol is being sought by police.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content