19 July 2011, 02:51

Ecuador prohibits alcohol

Ecuador prohibits alcohol

The authorities of Ecuador have declared a "prohibition" on alcohol because of numerous cases of poisoning from counterfeit alcohol. The emergency measure was put in place for a period of 72 hours after more than 20 people died of methanol poisoning. Methanol is a toxic substance used in the illegal manufacturing of cheap alcohol.

The authorities of Ecuador have declared a "prohibition" on alcohol because of numerous cases of poisoning from counterfeit alcohol.

The emergency measure was put in place for a period of 72 hours after more than 20 people died of methanol poisoning.

Methanol is a toxic substance used in the illegal manufacturing of cheap alcohol.

More than 100 people are reported to have filed complaints because they got sick after drinking.

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