71 Dead After Drinking Home Made Booze

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    71 dead after drinking poisonous home brew in Mozambique
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    (CNN)A homemade alcoholic drink has reportedly killed 71 people and sickened nearly 200 others in a village in Mozambique.

    The fatal victims ranged in ages from 18 to 60, state-run Mozambique Radio said. More than three dozen people remained hospitalized Tuesday, the outlet said.

    A group of people returning from a funeral stopped off late Friday in an area where customers can buy a popular home brew -- made from sorghum, bran corn and sugar, and known as Phombe -- according to state-run Radio Mozambique.

    By Saturday morning, dead bodies of those who drank the Phombe began arriving at a hospital, the radio station reported, citing Paula Bernardo, a health official in the district of Cahora Bassa.

    "As we prepared to determine the cause of death, many more people began to arrive with diarrhea and other muscle aches," Bernardo said. "Then many dead bodies from several neighborhoods were brought in, which aroused our attention."

    Authorities are still trying to figure out what contaminated the batch of Phombe that has poisoned so many people in the village of Chitima. Samples taken from a 210-liter (56-gallon) drum of the brew have been sent to a national laboratory for tests, Radio Mozambique reported.

    Most of the bodies have been buried in a cemetery in Chitima after a mass led by a bishop, the radio station said.


    A mass funeral was carried out because the morgue of the local hospital was too small to accommodate all the bodies and the situation was being made worse by the intense heat in the region, the report said.

    Provincial officials have descended on the village and the national health minister was reported to be heading there with a group of doctors to bolster the medical teams already on the ground.

    "We are receiving support from all corners," said Bernado, listing coffins and medicine among the key aid coming from authorities and nongovernmental groups.
     
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    Liquid Ebola.....
     
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    According to USA today it was poisoned with crocodile bile:

    Originally 196 people were admitted to the hospital after drinking the home-brewed beer called Phombe on Friday. The traditional beer is brewed with millet or corn flour.

    Officials believe the beer was poisoned with crocodile bile, according to the AP.

    Currently, police have no leads, police spokesman Zeferino Sande told Radio Mozambique, the AP reported.
     
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    That is sad.
     
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    I'm so fucking glad I was born in America.... Wouldn't have minded being born a decade or two later, but good nonetheless
     
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    Hopefully there were some ISIS members that are pushing up daisies
     
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    While I certainly wouldn't mind being a little younger, I definitely am glad I got to experience the world before it was completely ruined
     
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    During Prohibition this happened quite often, I think it was one of the major reasons it was repealed.

    Though 71 in one pop, seems excessive.
     
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    Phucked up on Phombe....

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    You can't even drink your sorrows away in Africa without the possibility that you'll kick the bucket over a bad brew. Sucks to be them.
     
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    I've been brewing beer and wine at home for more than 25 years. There's nothing in it, or created from the fermentation process that can kill you. Now if you decide to distill the fermented product, that can lead to trouble. My guess someone poisoned it.
     
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    .... In other news, Orkin Pest Control sent thousands of Cockroaches & Ants to their death on a suburban street in the city in Van Nuys this morning :down:
     
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    How exactly does crocodile bile get into a beverage?
    No joke. I really want to know
     
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    Maybe if they pulled their water out of whatever river is nearby... you know, the one people and animals bathe in, pee in, poop in, etc.

    Or maybe they used dirty containers that once held animal remains.

    Sanitation isn't top priority.

    Who knows..
     
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    Fuckin Africa
     
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    Methanol is created in alcohol disitilation and it can make you go blind if not discarded.
     
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    Methanol can be created in small quantities during fermentation, but the distillation process concentrates it to dangerous levels (unless one discards the distillate of anything under about 75C).
     
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    Shit must be good. Where can you buy this phombe?
     
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