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33 dead from alcohol poisoning in Irkutsk after drinking 'bath lotion'

By The Siberian Times reporter
19 December 2016

Total of 54 hospitalised with a number now in a 'grave' condition in hospital from the lethal concoction, say reports.

'Almost all of them are in a serious condition and are in intensive care.' Picture: NTV

The victims drank a bath lotion called Boyaryshnik (Hawthorn) which contains alcohol. Another 17 to 20 people are currently in three hospitals of the city, according to varying reports. 

'Almost all of them are in a serious condition and are in intensive care,' said source from the Health Ministry. 

Investigators say all the victims were residents of one neighbourhood, Novo-Lenino. 

A criminal case has been opened into the sale of goods failing to meet safety requirements.

Boyaryshnik


Poisonous liquid


Hospital

The victims drank a bath lotion called Boyaryshnik (Hawthorn) which contains alcohol. Pictures: Biomed, Vesti.ru, NTV

The liquid drunk by the victims was described as a 'bath lotion' strictly for external use. The first reports of deaths came on Sunday, with more announced on Monday. 

Poisonings caused by surrogate alcohol are tragically common, but this case has been described as the deadliest for years.

A source in the regional Investigative Committee said: 'We have received information that 33 people had died in hospitals and at home. In all, 54 people have been affected.'

Comments (2)

Boris? What does Ski or Ginger ale do to the poison already there? Have you knowledge of surviving on this bath-oil? Because you mixed it with same & last of all? Where or whom do you get it from? Authorities might like to know the answer to that.
Jaker, Dundalk
20/12/2016 23:19
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You gotta mix that stuff with a bottle of Ski or ginger ale before drinking it, comrades!
Boris, Moscow, KY
19/12/2016 23:33
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