Five die after consuming home brew in Indonesia

Jakarta, Aug 26 : Five persons have died after drinking home-brewed liquor in Indonesia’s Banten province, officials said on Wednesday. Police has arrested the brew supplier.

The incident took place over the weekend when four men and a woman consumed the liquor along with 15 other people in Curug sub-district of Tanggerang district and they moved to Panongan sub-district after a resident forced them to leave, chief of the Panongan sub-district police Rahmad Supriyanto disclosed.

“Suddenly on Monday, two residents of this sub-district (Panongan) and three residents of Curug sub-district died,” he was quoted by local media as saying.

Chief of the Curug sub-district police HM Panjaitan said that the supplier of the liquor has been arrested, Xinhua news agency reported.

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“We have nabbed the supplier at his hideout yesterday (Tuesday),” he said.

According to the police officer, the supplier mixed the alcoholic drink with other beverages.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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