‘Ogogoro’ death toll hits 70 in Rivers


The Rivers State Government said on Sunday that 70 of the 80 persons who took contaminated local gin, also known as Ogogoro, earlier this month, died.
Nnanna Onyekwere, the Director Public Health Services, Rivers Ministry of Health, said in Port Harcourt that two of the survivors had visual impairment, stating that the cases were reported in Woji and Gokana communities in the state.
“So far, in the past one week, we have not had any more deaths or new cases. The situation has been under control.
“In the beginning, it started somewhere in Woji and by the time we had the last count, …Read More

Source:: New Mail