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Results out for investigation into cause of death for Enyobeni Tavern victims

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The Eastern Cape Government confirmed on Thursday that the results of the investigation into the cause of death of 21 young people at the Enyobeni Tavern in Scenery Park in East London had been received.

Preliminary reports suggested the mass deaths may have been caused by methanol poisoning as traces of the chemical were found in the bodies.

It was suspected that the children may have died after drinking an illegal brew containing too much methanol, a toxic alcohol used in the informal sector.

Further tests were carried out over the past 2 weeks to determine if the levels of methanol in the young people’s bodies were lethal.

A stampede, alcohol and carbon monoxide poisoning have therefore been ruled out as a possible cause for the 21 young people’s death.

The families will be informed on Friday and only then will the results be announced.

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