Rise in deaths from drinking methanol-tainted wine

As per Bach Mai hospital’s Poison Center, its doctors have saved many cases of poisoning from wine. They all drank wine that contained poisonous quantities of methyl alcohol.
 

A case of poison due to drinking methanol-tainted wine (Photo: SGGP)

A case of poison due to drinking methanol-tainted wine (Photo: SGGP)

Since the beginning of the year, there has been a rise of hospitalized people relating to methanol-tainted wine. 48 people had been taken to the center; the figure is equal to the whole year of 2016.
Patients are from Hanoi and northern provinces either. The mortality rate fluctuates from 20 percent to 30 percent.
Those who escaped deaths spent hundreds of millions Vietnam dong and most of them suffer nerve and brain damage and visual disturbances such as blurred vision, tunnel vision, changes in colour perception, and temporary or permanent blindness.

By MINH KHANG – Translated by UYEN PHUONG

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