Alcohol poisoning: Death toll rises to 27 in Selangor

Some of the liquor seized in police raids. (AFP pic)

SHAH ALAM: The death toll from alcohol poisoning in Selangor rose to 27 after two more victims died this evening.

Selangor police chief Mazlan Mansor said the two male Myanmars, in their 30s, died at the Sungai Buloh Hospital and Selayang Hospital.

“The victim hospitalised at Sungai Buloh Hospital on Sept 19 died at 4pm today. The victim admitted to Selayang Hospital on Sept 17 died at 3pm today

“Eleven people are still being treated at several hospitals around the Klang Valley while 21 others have been discharged,” he said in a statement here today.

The dead comprised two local residents, nine Nepalese, 12 Myanmars, two Bangladeshis, one Indian national and one of unknown identity, said Mazlan.

Since Sept 17, 40 people, comprising foreigners and locals, have died and dozens more treated in hospitals around Klang Valley, Perak and Negeri Sembilan for alcohol poisoning.