At least 11 die in Cambodia after drinking toxic rice wine at a funeral

Eleven Cambodian villagers died after drinking rice wine suspected to be toxic during a funeral, a police officer said on Sunday, adding to the kingdom’s growing recent death toll from unsafe home-made alcohol.In the past two months, more than 30 people have died in three separate incidents across Cambodia from home-brewed rice wine containing methanol – a highly toxic liquid that can cause blindness if ingested.Since Friday, 11 people who attended a funeral in coastal Kampot province – about…

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