Number of deaths linked to drinking poisonous beer in Mozambique rises to 69; 196 hospitalized

January 12, 2015 10:00 AM

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MAPUTO, Mozambique – Authorities in Mozambique say the number of people who died after drinking contaminated traditional beer has risen to 69.

Provincial health director, Paula Bernardo, told Radio Mozambique on Monday that 196 people have been admitted to hospitals in the northeastern Tete province. On Sunday evening district health officials said 56 people had died and 49 were hospitalized after drinking the beer at a funeral on Saturday...

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