Almost a dozen people die of methanol poisoning in Poland

28-12-2012

At least 10 people have died in Poland in the past few days as a result of methanol poisoning. The police are investigating where the laced alcohol that the victims consumed came from. In some of the cases, there have been speculations that the alcohol may have come from the Czech Republic, where a spate of methanol poisonings in the fall led to the death of over three dozen people. In September, Polish officials banned the import of hard alcohol from the Czech Republic. More than 70 people have been charged in relation to the spiking of alcohol with excessive amounts of methanol in the Czech Republic.