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Your hand sanitiser isn’t as safe as you think

FDA bans 28 active ingredients in hand sanitizer

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The residents of Karachi are eating ‘toxic’ vegetables

Vegetables water with wastewater can cause hepatitis C and cancer

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Over 132 sick after consuming toxic milk

FAISALABAD: About 132 people fell sick after consuming toxic milk and were rushed to a nearby hospital in Faisalabad, Punjab Sunday. About 60 of those that fell sick were children. Also read: Layyah toxic sweets death toll rises to 25 A police investigation revealed a shopkeeper named Sarwar Gujjar had set up a stall and had…

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Toxic liquor kills 41 in India's Mumbai

MUMBAI: Forty-one people have died in Mumbai and 12 others are fighting for their lives after drinking toxic home-made liquor, police said Friday, in the latest incident of alcohol poisoning in India. Dhananjay Kulkarni, Mumbai police deputy commissioner, said the victims had started to fall ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illicit moonshine. “Forty-one…

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Death toll in toxic liquor tragedy rises to 32

KARACHI: The death toll, due to consumption of toxic liquor in Karachi, has mounted to 32, Samaa reports on Friday. The death toll climbed as three more people expired today. According to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) sources, several people were brought here after their condition deteriorated after consuming liquor to celebrate Eid. Dr Seemi…

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Sindh govt to launch crackdown against toxic liquor makers

KARACHI: The Sindh government Thursday decided to launch a crackdown against makers of toxic liquor in the whole province, Samaa reports. Chief Secretary Sindh Sajjad Saleem Hotiana chaired a meeting of senior officials of the provincial government following a tragedy in Karachi in which 27 people have died so far after consuming toxic liquor during…

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Death toll in toxic liquor tragedy rises to 29

KARACHI: The death toll, due to consumption of toxic liquor in Karachi the other day, has mounted to 29, Samaa reports. The death toll climbed as four more people expired today. According to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) sources, several people were brought here after their condition deteriorated after consuming liquor to celebrate Eid. Dr…

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Toxic liquor kills 18 in Karachi

KARACHI: At least eighteen people have died in last two days after drinking toxic liquor in different localities of the city. According to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre (JPMC) sources, people died due to the toxic liquor as they were celebrating Eid by drinking it. Dr Seemi Jamali, spokesperson of the JPMC, told media that the…

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Toxic liquor kills 18 in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD: Death toll due to consumption of toxic liquor has mounted to 18 in last four days as two more people died of the same reason here on Thursday. According to reports, the two men died after consuming poisonous liquor in the limits of Paniari police station of the city. Yesterday, four people were reported…

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Karachi: Workers faint as toxic gas leaks from factory

Staff ReportKARACHI: Several workers, including women, fainted when toxic gas leaked out in a factory in Karachi, SAMAA reported Monday.Police and rescue officials said that toxic gas leakage occurred in an industrial unite located in Landi Export Processing Zone of Karachi this morning.More than a dozen male and female factory workers fell unconscious due to…

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Toxic milk kills two children in Multan

Staff ReportMULTAN: An eight-year-old girl and her three-year-old brother died on Saturday after drinking poisonous milk in a locality of Punjab’s Multan city, SAMAA reported.Our correspondent reported that the awful incident took place in Qadirpur Ran area where health of four children of a family destabilized after they drank milk in their house.The affected kids…

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Toxic liquor consumption kills six in Larkana

Web DeskLARKANA: At least six people died after consuming toxic liquor in the city, SAMAA reports on Friday.According to reports, two others were shifted to hospital in a critical condition.The illegal home-made liquor, known as Tharra in local jargon, contained methyl alcohol, which is intended for industrial use and is fatal when consumed in large…

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Faisalabad toxic liquor death toll reaches 23

Staff ReportFAISALABAD: At least three more people died fter consuming toxic liquor here on Sunday, SAMAA reports.The death toll has risen to 23 due to consuming toxic liquor.At least fifteen people have been died since Thursday night due to the issue in Warispura, a Christian neighbourhood of the city.Sources said the locally distilled moonshine was…

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Three including two brothers die of toxic gas inside well in Rawalpindi

Staff ReportRAWALPINDI: Three persons including two brothers expired of toxic gas inside well in a village near Chakri Road in Rawalpindi, SAMAA reports.According to rescue sources, three persons entered into an old well for its repairing in village Chahan in limitation of Chauntra Police Station.During work, toxic gas filled in the well and they all…

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20 hospitalized after eating toxic food in Nawabshah

Staff ReportNAWABSHAH: Twenty people fell critically ill after eating contaminated food in a remote area of Nawabshah on Friday. According to police sources, 20 people, including 5 children, were served toxic food at a religious gathering in Khuda Bux Jalbani village near Nawabshah. They were immediately shifted to Peoples Medical College Nawabshah. According to doctors,…

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Coalmine toxic gas kills 8 of suffocation in Loralai

Staff ReportQUETTA: At least eight coalmine workers were killed early this morning after a poisonous gas filled in their mine located in tehsil Duki of Balochistan’s Loralai district, SAMAA reported Monday.The sources said the laborers working in a private coalmine in Duki area of Balochistan, were suffocated to death after the toxic gas emitted in…

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Armstrong admits doping in “toxic” tale

NEW YORK: Lance Armstrong ended years of vehement denial on Thursday by finally coming clean and admitting he had cheated his way to a record seven Tour de France titles with systematic use of banned, performance-enhancing drugs.Confessing his “toxic” tale to chat show host Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong described himself as a “flawed character” while at…

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41 people die after drinking toxic cough syrup in Gujranwala

Staff ReportGUJRANWALA: Death toll has mounted to 41 as at least eight more people have died after drinking toxic cough syrup in last few days across the city, SAMAA reports on Saturday.Several people were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital in faint condition today. Although seven could not survive.Their family members told that they drank…

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Toxic cough syrup claims 19 lives in Gujranwala, Lahore

Staff ReportLAHORE/GUJRANWALA: At least 19 people died after drinking cough syrup in last two days across the cities, SAMAA reports on Friday.Several people were taken to the District Headquarters Hospital in faint condition today. Although seven could not survive.Their family members told that they drank ‘Tyno’ named coug syrup and then fainted.Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz…

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Toxic cough syrup: Death toll mounts to 15 in Lahore

Web DeskLAHORE: The death toll from toxic cough syrup in Lahore mounted to 15 as two more people died on Monday, with health officials closing pharmacies and starting investigation, SAMAA reported.Eighteen-year-old Rizwa and 25-year-old Chand, who had taken the syrup, breathed their last in Mayo Hospital.Eight other victims were also under treatment in the hospital,…

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Suffocation, toxic gas cause most Baldia factory fatalities: Tribunal

Staff ReportKARACHI: The most fatalities in the conflagration at the garment factory located in Baldia Town were caused by toxic gases while several innocent lives could have been saved had there been proper ventilation in the factory, SAMAA reports Wednesday.Senior Medico-Legal Officer Civil Hospital Abdul Haq told Baldia Town Tribunal that several people lost consciousness…

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