Residents of the Orenburg region, where 34 people died from poisoning with surrogate alcohol, were offered to exchange alcohol for food

The authorities of the Orenburg region offered residents to exchange alcohol for food sets. This was reported in the telegram by the governor’s press service.

Residents of the eastern Orenburg region can exchange alcoholic beverages of dubious quality for food sets in the stores of the Zhelen chain. The cost of the set is several times higher than the cost of alcohol. The chain stores are connected to this work, where every resident of Orenburg can exchange products and report the point where they purchased them.

In the east of the Orenburg region, a campaign has been launched to warn people about the dangers of surrogate alcohol. In Orsk, 10 cars with loudspeakers are used for this. In addition, law enforcement officials, along with social workers and volunteers, conduct a tour of the city’s residents.

In early October, it became known about the mass poisoning with surrogate alcohol in several settlements of the Orenburg region. According to the latest data, 67 people were poisoned, 34 of them died. The deadly methyl alcohol was found in the blood of the poisoned .

A criminal case was initiated on the illegal production and sale of alcohol. According to him detained 10 people, five of them have already been sent under arrest. A warehouse of surrogate alcohol was found in Orsk . 1279 bottles with alcohol-containing products were seized there.

In 2016, 78 people died in Irkutsk after drinking Hawthorn bath concentrate. After that, the government banned the sale of alcohol substitutes cheaper than vodka. Seven defendants in the poisoning case received from seven to nine years in prison.

( C)MEDUZA 2021

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