4 Russians Die after Drinking Indonesia Brew

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 6:00 am (UTC-5)
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Indonesian police say four Russian sailors died and three others were hospitalized after drinking a potent alcoholic brew in Borneo island, where their ship is anchored.

Central Kalimantan police said the deadly liquor was purchased from a local man. The four died on Wednesday and Thursday and three others suffered from breathing problems, dizziness and vomiting.

The four dead included three men and a woman from a cargo ship called the Captain Kurbatskey, which is in Indonesia to take on a cargo of iron ore.