IRKUTSK - Drinking gallons of bath oil is 25 Russians become fatal in the Siberian city of Irkutsk. Poor residents hope that drinking the stuff has the same effects as alcohol.
In Russia alcohol victims are the order of the day, but there are so many people die at the same time is rare. It is not clear whether the bath oil was available as a cheaper alternative to vodka. In the region of Irkutsk, poverty is an increasingly serious problem.
Authorities have arrested two suspects allegedly distributed the bath oil. The label was indeed indicated that the substance was not intended for human consumption, but the victims had the authorities not care.
A total of 42 people were hospitalized after drinking the oil, where occupants methyl alcohol. The authorities claimed in a statement that his deceased already 25 victims. Interfax news agency spoke of 33 dead.