Man in critical condition from posioning

The police are investigating a case of suspected methanol poisoning in the region of Vysočina: a 58-year-old man was admitted to hospital in Nové Město na Moravě in critical condition after having possibly drunk tainted liquor. His is the second case of suspected poisoning over the last few days: in Boskovice na Blaneňsku a 52-year-old was admitted to hospital several days ago but is recovering. In 2012, the Czech Republic suffered an outbreak of widespread methanol poisoning that gradually claimed 51 lives. More than thirty people are charged in the case involving the production of tainted bootleg liquor. The police suspect that some 2,000 litres of the deadly mix remains unrecovered.

Author: Jan Velinger