Mozambique, 69 dead from tainted beer

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    I had no idea you could be poisoned with crocodile bile. How awful! The woman who brewed the beer has reportedly died, as well, and from what I read, there is no suspected motive yet on why somebody would intentionally poison funeral goers, most likely while they were gathered at the cemetery.

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/11/mozambique-poison-beer_n_6450996.html?ir=Canada

    Thank you, yoda, for the link to another news source.

    ETA the BBC's article on the poisoning: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-30777316
     
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    And here is another article, from The Washington Post, stating that at this time it is not known if the beer was, in fact, poisoned with crocodile bile. The beer has not been tested yet to see what poison it contained. David Kroll, a science writer for Forbes, believes it is more likely that a plant poison containing cardiac glycosides was used, since many are available in the region and would produce symptoms similar to what the victims experienced.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/news/...ing-poisoned-beer-is-crocodile-bile-to-blame/
     
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    OMG! I've just returned from a 3 month stay in Mozambique. My heart stopped when I saw this thread. Those poor people... :tears:
     
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    Death Toll Rises to 72

    MAPUTO, Mozambique — Jan 13, 2015, 6:49 AM ET
    Tragic. :(
     

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