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Death toll rises to 71 from toxic bath essence in Russia's Siberia

The death toll in Siberia from people drinking bath essence containing methanol rose to 71 today, the Russian health ministry said.

Death toll rises to 71 from toxic bath essence in Russia

Impoverished drinkers in Russia often turn to cheap vodka substitutes such as perfumes and cleansers because they cost far less than legitimate alcoholic drinks.
 

Vladimir Putin demands curbs on surrogate alcohol after 62 die in Siberia

Vladimir Putin demands curbs on surrogate alcohol after 62 die in Siberia

President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday demanded restrictions on the sale of surrogate alcohol after at least 62 people died in Siberia from drinking bath oil laced with methylated spirit in search of alcoholic highs.

A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing today

A Russian firefighting plane with 10 people on board went missing today as it was battling forest blazes in Siberia, authorities said.

Nine die in Russian plane crash: Official

A Russian cargo plane crashed into a military warehouse complex in Siberia on Thursday, killing all nine people on board, the emergencies ministry said.

Russian demands drug injection in hostage standoff

Police arrested a man in Siberia after he stormed a hospital, took hostages and demanded a lethal injection of drugs, the interior ministry said Saturday.