Bottles of bootleg alcohol that were uncovered at a warehouse in Russia’s southern Urals city of Orsk on October 8. Photo: Handout / Investigative Committee of Russia / AFP
Bottles of bootleg alcohol that were uncovered at a warehouse in Russia’s southern Urals city of Orsk on October 8. Photo: Handout / Investigative Committee of Russia / AFP
Russia

Russian police arrest two people after 18 die from drinking bootleg alcohol

  • Russian authorities said they had arrested two people as part of an investigation into the deaths, in the second such incident in recent weeks
  • At the beginning of October, at least 36 people in the region of Orenburg died after drinking bootleg alcohol containing highly toxic methanol

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Bottles of bootleg alcohol that were uncovered at a warehouse in Russia’s southern Urals city of Orsk on October 8. Photo: Handout / Investigative Committee of Russia / AFP
Bottles of bootleg alcohol that were uncovered at a warehouse in Russia’s southern Urals city of Orsk on October 8. Photo: Handout / Investigative Committee of Russia / AFP
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