378 poisoned, 38 dead from homemade alcohol in Libya

By Agence France-Presse
Monday, March 11, 2013 12:52 EDT
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Thirty-eight people have died in Tripoli since Saturday after drinking homemade alcohol, with another 378 suffering from alcohol poisoning, the Libyan health ministry said on Monday.

“The number of deaths due to the consumption of homemade alcohol has grown, with 22 new cases bringing the total to 38,” ministry spokesman Amar Mohamed Amar told AFP, adding that “the number of people poisoned has reached 378.”

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