Moonshine kills 66 in Vietnam since 2007

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Posion hooch has killed 66 people in the last five years in Vietnam and affected another 183 people in a total of 196 cases, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Thursday.

Ho Chi Minh City and the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai together accounted for almost a third of the cases, it said quoting a report by the Vietnam Food Administration.

Most of the deaths were caused by ruou de (glutinous and non-glutinous rice wines) with high methanol content and rice wine made using poisonous herbs, the report said.

Vietnam has 328 units, including family-run ones, producing a total of 360 million liters of rice wine a year, it said.

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