69 dead, 196 hospitalized in Mozambique after drinking tainted homemade beer

January 12, 2015 3:57 PM

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At least 69 people have died and 196 have been hospitalized after drinking tainted homemade beer at a funeral in Mozambique.

Drinking Pombe -- a traditional Mozambican home-brewed beer -- at funerals is common practice in the African nation. But shortly after a funeral in the northeastern Tete province in central Mozambique Friday, victims of the apparent poisoning were rushed to hospitals complaining of similar symptoms.

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