Accidents & Disasters
Death toll from poisonous alcohol reaches 7 (Video)By Ataullah Khpelwak Dec 28, 2011 - 15:20
KABUL, Dec 26, 2011: The death toll from the consumption of poisonous alcohol at an engagement ceremony in Kabul has reached seven, after two more died in hospitals, officials and witnesses said on Sunday.
The incident took place on Saturday night in a house in the Qabil Bai area of the 9th police district in Kabul. About 26 youth were found poisoned in a room and shifted to hospitals, participants of the ceremony said.
Six of the victims were taken to Pakistan after being found in critical condition. Two of them died in hospitals after their health deteriorated, taking the number of dead to seven.
PAJHWOK/ Ataullah Khpelwak