17 September 2012, 02:56

20 dead from counterfeit alcohol in Czech Republic

20 dead from counterfeit alcohol in Czech Republic

On Sunday night in the Czech city of Psherov, another man died after consuming counterfeit alcohol , bring the nationwide total of deaths this week due to the consumption of fake liquor to 20. Another 38 people are in hospitals, some of them have gone blind due to what they drank.

On Sunday night in the Czech city of Psherov, another man died after consuming counterfeit alcohol, bring the nationwide total of deaths this week due to the consumption of fake liquor to 20.

Another 38 people are in hospitals, some of them have gone blind due to what they drank.

An official with the Czech Ministry of Health said police have already conducted more than 10,000 raids on outlets where alcohol is sold, as a result of the inspections 23 merchant have been detained.

Over the weekend the Czech Republic banned the sale of alcoholic beverages with a strength of over 20%.

There are no plans to cancel the ban in the next few days said the spokesman for the Czech Ministry of Health.

TASS

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