Vietnamese girl hospitalized after drinking poppy wine

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A teenage girl in Hanoi was hospitalized on Friday after drinking wine infused with opium poppies.

The girl, identified only as a college student, said she drank a bottle of the wine to get a "little drunk" to get over problems with her love life, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported Friday.

Doctors at Bach Mai Hospital said she was hospitalized with headache and frequent vomiting, and was discharged after a day.

Wine soaked with opium poppies is becoming popular among Vietnamese youths though the trade and use of opium poppies is illegal.

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