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65 people poisoned at Siberian corporate party to mark coming New Year

By The Siberian Times reporter
29 December 2013

More than five dozen suffer acute intestinal problems from the event at Tyoshchin Yazyk tourist resort in Russia's Sakha Republic.

Doctors diagnosed the victims with acute intestinal infection and hospitalised 21 of them. Picture: NTV.ru

All 65 needed medical help after the unnamed company took its employees for a party in the country's coldest region. 

Doctors diagnosed the victims with acute intestinal infection and hospitalised 21 of them, reported RIA Novosti citing the regional Emergency Situations Ministry.

Russia's state health and consumer rights watchdog Rospotrebnadzor is investigating the source of the poisoning and has temporarily closed the resort's cafe.

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