Kerobokan prisoners killed, hospitalized after downing disinfectant to get drunk

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A female prisoner from Kerobokan Prison has died while another is being treated for liver failure following a mass poisoning incident where 21 convicts drank disinfectant mixed with an instant beverage. 

“Right now, one patient is being treated in the inpatient room,” I Made Mulyawan, who heads the emergency unit at Sanglah General Hospital, said earlier today. 

Last Thursday, a number of prisoners began complaining of gastric pain. 

“At first they said they had stomach ulcers, so we gave them medicine. But then they started throwing up, so we became suspicious [and we asked] what they consumed. And then they confessed,” Lili, who heads one of the female units at Kerobokan Prison, said previously.

Lili said they drank disinfectant that was mixed with an instant orange beverage popularly known as Nutrisari. She added that all of them wanted to get drunk and attempted different concoctions, before finally using the disinfectant, which they assumed might give off the same effect as alcohol. 

In spite of tight supervision, Lili said the prisoners managed to get their hands on a bottle of disinfectant, which was used to clean the cells.

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