21 die of alcohol poisoning in Russia

Moscow, Dec 19 (IANS) At least 21 persons have died after consuming a surrogate alcohol liquid in Siberia in Russia, the media reported on Monday.

They were among the nearly 40 people hospitalized in grave condition in the city of Irkutsk, Xinhua news agency reported.

Police are reportedly searching for shops selling the liquid.

–IANS

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