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56 Dead in Mozambique Beer Poisoning

Daily Nation   in 
January 12, 2015

At least 56 people including a toddler in the north-west of Mozambique have died from apparent poisoning after consuming traditional beer known as “phombe”, local authorities said Sunday.

Carla Mosse, director of health for the province of Tete, told Radio Mocambique that 39 people remained hospitalised Sunday after suffering the same type of beer poisoning that caused the first deaths Saturday morning.

All the victims — who included a two-year-old child — participated in a funeral Friday during which they apparently drank the traditional beer made from millet bran, the Mozambique paper AVerdade reported.

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