Local July 25, 2017 | 4:57 pm

At least 73 people intoxicated at tobacco factory in Moca

A crowd gathers at the clinic

Moca, Dominican Republic.- At least 23 people were intoxicated in a tobacco special free zone Tuesday morning in the municipality of Moca, when workers applied a chemical that serves as a drying agent for cigar leaves, Public Health reported today.

“Around 9:30 am today, those affected were transferred to various health centers in that city with dizziness, headaches and bronchospasms,” Public Health said in a statement. An initial report placed the number of injured at 71.


A massive poisoning was reported Tuesday in Moca, northern Espaillat province, with as many as 73 people mostly women, hospitalized in the Clinica La Altagracia, near La Fortaleza.

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