published: 11.09.2012, 14:50 | updated: 11.09.2012 14:52:23
Prague - Bootleg alcohol has already claimed seven lives in the Czech Republic, the seventh victim being a 28-year-old woman who died in Frydek-Mistek, north Moravia, today.
The first victims of methanol poisoning were reported in the region, too, but later deaths were also reported from elsewhere in the country.
According to available information, more than 20 people were afflicted by bootleg alcohol until this morning.
Another two people with methyl alcohol poisoning have been admitted to hospitals today.
Doctors fear that some of the poisoned persons would never wake up from unconsciousness, while others may go blind.
A 36-year-old man has been accused and taken into custody over the selling of dangerous alcohol, the police said on Saturday.
The police and the State Agricultural and Food Inspection have been checking alcohol sellers since the weekend across the country.
Inspectors check market places, street stands nd smaller shops, but large shops are not excluded from the control either.
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