|Doctor checks a victim of alcohol poisoning in Lai Châu General Hospital. — VNA/VNS photo|Viet Nam News
LAI CHÂU — An ethnic man, who was under intensive treatment, died of alcohol poisoning in the northern mountainous province of Lai Châu on Sunday.
The victim was identified as Chẻo Sìn Hào, 51, living in Sín Chải hamlet, Sì Lở Lầu Commune of Phông Thổ District.
Chẻo Sìn Hào was discovered in a state of coma and was in a severe condition when he was hospitalised.
The victim’s family said he bought the alcohol drink from the Sì Lở Lầu Commune market.
Last weekend, the largest fatal alcohol poisoning of this year occurred in the country. The incident took place in Tà Chải Village, where seven people died, while 31 are still being treated in Lai Châu General Hospital and the Phong Thổ District health centre.
The local government has seized and destroyed nearly 4,800 litres of alcohol without brands and original certificates. — VNS