People Killed At Funeral By Poisoned Beer
Police in Mozambique are investigating after 69 people died and a whopping 196 were admitted to hospitals after drinking beer believed to be poisoned with crocodile bile.
Sixty-nine people died following a funeral in Mozambique, after drinking traditional beer now thought to have been contaminated. An additional 196 people have been admitted to hospitals.
Area emergency rooms experienced an influx of patients complaining of diarrhea and muscle pain after a funeral on Saturday, Northeast Tete province Health, Women and Social Welfare Director Paula Bernardo told media.
The Mozambique government has declared three days of mourning following the deaths.
The cause of the fatalities is still being investigated, but it’s believed that funeral-goers drank contaminated, and possibly poisoned, local beer.
The beer is called Pombe and is made with millet or corn flour.
The source of the contamination is not yet known, but the Associated Press reports that authorities believe the drink may have been contaminated with crocodile bile during the funeral.
Jesus take the wheel! Prayers to all those affected.