In Yekaterinburg, 16 people died as a result of poisoning with alcohol containing methanol. TASS reports.
Bottled alcohol was sold in one of the city’s markets. The businessman who organized the sale has already been detained.
In early October, 35 people died from alcohol poisoning in the Orenburg region. Investigators opened a total of six criminal cases, in which more than fifteen people were detained and arrested.
In December 2016, 78 people died in Irkutsk after drinking Hawthorn bath concentrate. After that, the liability for violations in the production and sale of alcohol-containing products was tightened by law.