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Jakarta Post

Two die after drinking `arak'

  • Luh De Suriyani

    The Jakarta Post

Denpasar   /   Wed, March 3 2010   /  12:39 pm

Two people died and at least nine others were hospitalized at Sanglah Hospital due to intoxication after consuming alcohol. The patients, residents of Dawan district in Klungkung regency, were all diagnosed to be mildly to severely intoxicated. They showed symptoms of vomiting and dizziness. The hospital has begun receiving intoxicated patients since Sunday, when there were five patients admitted after being transferred from Klungkung Hospital. Two of the five patients died the same day. They were I Komang Budiarta, 19, and I Ketut Sugianyar, 42. As of Tuesday, there were nine patients being hospitalized with similar symptoms. According to the results of blood check, the patients were intoxicated by methanol contained in the arak (alcoholic beverage made of fermented rice or molasses) they consumed Saturday, the hospital's head of Forensic Installation Ida Bagus...