The number of people who have died in Ecuador after drinking adulterated liquor has risen to 33.
Twenty people died two weeks ago in Los Rios province, where barrels of bootleg alcohol containing methanol were found.
Officials subsequently banned the sale and consumption of alcohol nationwide for three days to allow police to check for and confiscate other supplies.But the Ecuadorean health authorities now say there have since been another 13 fatal cases across the country.
Officials said 103 people had been treated in Los Rios for symptoms ranging from nausea, abdominal cramps, blurred vision, profuse sweating and loss of consciousness.
Drinking Bootleg Liquor in Ecuador on the Rise. WTF?