Drinking bout in Turkey kills German student

30th March 2009, Comments 1 comment

Five people have died recently in the northwestern province of Bursa from drinking adulterated raki, a powerful, aniseed-flavoured liqueur that is considered this Muslim country's unofficial national drink.

Ankara -- A 21-year-old German student died and six others were hospitalized, two in a critical condition, after a night of heavy drinking in southern Turkey, a doctor at the local hospital told AFP Sunday.

The victim, Rafael Neca, was found dead Thursday by paramedics in a hotel room in Kemer, a small resort town on the Mediterranean coast, said the doctor, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

Six other students, aged between 18 and 20, were hospitalized at a private clinic in the city of Antalya, 50 kilometres (30 miles) north of Kemer.

"Two of the patients are on life support machines. The remaining four will recover," the doctor said.

Blood samples were taken from the patients to determine whether they were suffering from drinking excessive amounts of spirits or consuming bootleg spirits made from deadly methyl alcohol, he added.

The results were expected in the coming days.

Five people have died recently in the northwestern province of Bursa from drinking adulterated raki, a powerful, aniseed-flavoured liqueur that is considered this Muslim country's unofficial national drink.

In 2005, 22 people had died from drinking bootleg raki.

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  • tarık posted:

    on 29th December 2011, 19:26:41 - Reply

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