Sep. 29 (EUROPA PRESS) –
The Moroccan authorities have announced this Wednesday that at least 19 people have died as a result of poisoning from the consumption of adulterated alcohol in the town of Alcazarquivir, 100 kilometers south of Tangier.
In addition to the deceased, another eleven are admitted to a hospital in Alcazarquivir, where they are receiving intensive care, as detailed by the head of the hospital’s nursing department, Chliha Mohamed Said, in statements to ‘Le360’.
“Of the 30 people who were admitted here to the Alcazarquivir hospital, 19 have died and the others are receiving intensive care,” said the nurse, sharing her wishes that “no more people are poisoned with this adulterated alcohol.”
This episode of collective intoxication has taken place after a vendor offered contraband alcohol to dozens of people, who subsequently suffered headaches, vomiting, stomach cramps and red eyes.
The suspect, a 48-year-old man, has already been arrested by the Moroccan Police, accused of selling adulterated alcohol. 49 liters of this liquid have also been seized, as reported by the aforementioned newspaper.