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Death Toll in Iran Alcohol Poisoning Jumps to 84

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Iran's health ministry said Monday a total of 84 people have died and nearly 1,000 been poisoned from consuming bootleg alcohol over the past six weeks, ISNA news agency reported. Despite tough penalties against alcohol consumption since the Islamic revolution of 1979, the use of smuggled or bootleg liquor remains widespread. Multiple cases of poisoning by a deadly batch of moonshine were first reported in late September and have spread across the country. Iraj Harirchi,...

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