Toxic Cough Syrup Kills 13 in Pakistan

By Jay Gory,    2012-11-26 08:52:50    

Officials in Pakistan say at least 13 people have died after drinking cough syrup that is suspected of being toxic.

Officials in Pakistan say at least 13 people have died after drinking cough syrup that is suspected of being toxic.

The deaths occurred in the eastern city of Lahore over the last three days.

Police officials said Monday that most of those who were sickened by the cough syrup were drug addicts.

Authorities have shut down at least three pharmacies where the syrup was being sold. Samples of the cough syrup have been sent to a laboratory for analysis.

Separately on Monday, police say a bomb planted underneath the car of a prominent television anchor was found and defused in Pakistan's capital, Islamabad.

City police chief Bani Amin said half a kilogram of explosives were packed inside a metal tin and attached to the bottom of Hamid Mir's car. Mir, a host on GEO television, had stopped at the market when the bomb was placed under his vehicle.

It is unclear who planted the bomb. News by VOA.

Jay Gory, The Cheers News

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