Tainted vinegar blamed for 11 deaths in west China
Beijing: Vinegar tainted with industrial chemicals is suspected of killing 11 people and sickening 120 after a communal Ramadan meal in China`s far west region of Xinjiang.
The official news agency said on Monday that investigators suspect the victims consumed vinegar that became poisonous after it was put in plastic barrels that had previously been used to store toxic antifreeze.
The agency said the mass food poisoning occurred Saturday night in a village close to Hotan city. The victims were ethnic Muslims who were sharing an evening meal after the daily fast observed during the holy month of Ramadan.
The agency said children as young as 6 were among the dead. One person among the 120 sickened was still in critical condition.
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