Kratie Hooch Brewer Charged Over 5 Deaths

Kratie: On 22 October 2018, the investigating judge of the Kratie Provincial Court, Mr. Eng Thong, issued an order for the detention of a village wine producer.

The brewer, Sok Heng, 31, from Boeng Char commune, Sambor district, Kratie province, was imprisoned under the charge of “unintentional homicide.” 

The arrest follows the deaths of five people and nearly 80 hospitalized by a batch of bad wine on October 18, 2018

Specialists of the Ministry of Health have requested that relevant  authorities strengthen supervision over the production, distribution and sale of liquor to avoid harming public health.

Citizens also need to buy wine from sources which have been produced to a correct technical standard.

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