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    7 party goers die after drinking coronavirus hand sanitizer when the party ran out of alcohol

    Seven people have reportedly died after drinking coronavirus hand sanitizer in Russia.

    According to Mail Online, a group of nine people drank antiseptic hand wash when the alcohol ran out at a party on Thursday in Tomtor village in the Tattinsky district of the country’s largest region, Yakutia.

    The first three victims who died were a 41-year-old woman and two men aged 27 and 59. Six others were flown by a medical evacuation aircraft to regional capital Yakutsk.

    7 party goers die after drinking coronavirus hand sanitiser when the party ran out of alcohol*

    On Friday three more men died, aged 28, 32, and 69. One more death was reported today, November 21. 

    Two more remain in a coma in an intensive care ward, the report said.

    7 party goers die after drinking coronavirus hand sanitiser when the party ran out of alcohol*

    Federal public health watchdog, Rospotrebnadzor reported: ‘Nine cases of poisoning with sanitiser have been registered, including seven that were fatal .’

    The regional state prosecutor said: ‘The poisoning took place as a result of drinking sanitiser.’

    The partygoers drank the sanitiser – 69 percent methanol – which had been sold as a hand cleanser during the pandemic.

    A criminal case has been opened.

    By Lucky B.

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