82 people have lost their lives after consuming home-made alcohol in Indonesia’s Java Island.
While speaking on the incidence, the National police spokesman Setyo Wisasto said the victims died in West Java province and Jakarta after consuming cheap home-made alcoholic drinks and also disclosed that about 80 others had been hospitalized.
Authorities in the city of Bandung declared a health emergency after 45 people died there. Dozens of people die each year from methanol poisoning in Indonesia, where alcoholic drinks are expensive.
Experts say local home brewers do not have the technology to ensure that the methanol, which is highly toxic
when ingested, has been separated correctly to render the drink safe to consume.