The number of deaths from poisoning surrogate alcohol in Ukraine for the day increased to five people, to 63, said the civil service of the country on food safety issues and protection of clients.
"in position 9. 00 18. 10. 2016, the country registered 140 cases of poisoning of counterfeit alcohol dangerous of them ended with a lethal outcome 63 ", – RIA "Novosti" letter of the public service.
All five died in the Kharkiv region. In Dnipropetrovsk, Donetsk, Luhansk, Zhytomyr and Mykolaiv regions of new cases of poisoning with alcohol substitutes is not registered. Yesterday, the Ministry reported on 135 cases of poisoning, of which 58 – fatal. October 6 the police busted eleven people related to the production of surrogate alcohol. The police found an underground workshop, which produced a surrogate alcohol. Four suspects, and among them 27-the summer organizer of an underground "business" from Kharkov caught. According to the envoy of the National police, implement the alcohol and made him alcoholic beverages. The surrogate under the logos of well-known names have hit the stores. The detainee was found four tons of alcohol-containing liquid. Now ongoing checks of objects of trade in order to withdrawal from circulation of dangerous alcoholic beverages, said the police. Messages about alcohol poisoning began to arrive on 21 September, poisoning and deaths were recorded in the Kharkiv region and Kharkiv, Donetsk, Luhansk, Mykolaiv, and Zhytomyr regions. As mentioned by the print edition OPINION, it is possible that there is a direct link between the poisoning and the catastrophic state of the Ukrainian economy.