Third Methanol Poisoning Victim Dies

Reports have emerged of a third victim who has allegedly died as a result of methanol poisoning caused by drinking tainted alcohol in a Kuta bar.

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According to Kasih Ibu Hospital PR Gede Sugiantara, Arthon Kevin Sondra (20) from Manado was admitted to Kasih Ibu on July the 16th, where he fell into a coma and later died last week on Thursday the 23rd.

Reports in the Tribun News state that Sondra had been studying tourism in Bali, and had been drinking with three other victims of methanol poisoning – two of whom also died as a result of tainted alcohol from the same place.

Last week, an associate of Kevin, Villy Kaudrow (23) also from Manado, and Russian woman Iulia Bulgakova (28) died after the four were allegedly drinking at Oscar’s Cafe in Legian.

“We found the signs of death in accordance with methanol poisoning signs such as cerebral haemorrage,” explained Head of Forensic Medicine at Sanglah Hospital, Dr. Ida Bagus Putu Alit.

A fourth victim, Maikel Mamangkey who was drinking with the other three is still receiving treatment in Siloam Hospital ICU. Read full article, here




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