4 Nepalis among 7 die of suspected hooch poisoning in Malaysia

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Sep 18, 2018-

Four Nepalis among seven have died of suspected alcohol poisoning in Malaysia.

According to English Daily—The Star—online portal, of Malaysia, four Nepalis, a Bangladeshi, an Indian and a Malaysian have died while 16 others including 13 Nepalis, two Bangladeshi and a Malaysian have been admitted to several hospitals for treatment.

“It has been suspected that they died due to alcohol poisoning,” the online portal said quoting a police official, adding, “"We are waiting for the post-mortem reports.”

The details of the deceased and those who have fallen sick have not been made public yet.

The Kuala Lumpur-based Nepal Embassy said that it has been trying to obtain information about the incident. Investigation into the incident is underway.

Published: 18-09-2018 18:13

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