Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica | The Daily Star
12:00 AM, July 22, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 22, 2019

Tainted alcohol kills 19 in Costa Rica

Alcohol tainted with potentially toxic levels of methanol has killed 19 people in Costa Rica, where authorities issued an alert against drinking some half-dozen brands.  The doctored alcohol contained between 30 to 50 percent methanol, according to Donald Corella, head of emergency services at Calderon Guardia Hospital in San Jose, who was quoted in the daily La Nacion.

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