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Four died after drinking liquor in central China
Updated: 2009-03-25 14:12

YICHANG -- Problematic liquor in central China's Hubei Province had new victims, with one more died Tuesday night, bringing the death toll from three to four, local police said Wednesday.

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Meanwhile, more than 10 others have been hospitalized as of Wednesday morning, up from five Tuesday.

These people drank bulk Baijiu, a grain alcohol, Monday and Tuesday in Wufeng County. Preliminary tests showed the alcohol they drank contained a larger than normal amount of methanol.

The county government has issued a notice telling local residents not to drink bulk Baijiu and launched an investigation into the case.