Local December 21, 2017 | 12:04 pm

Nine dead after drinking Haitian moonshine(Update)

Cleren distillers. Photo ecosdelsur.net

Santo Domingo.- Public Health minister, Altagracia Guzmán, on Thurs. confirmed the death of five people in the Dominican Republic and four in Haiti after drinking the moonshine-like alcoholic beverage “clerén” or “triculí.”

She said the drink was acquired in a business known as Du Centre, in Haiti, in the village Los Cacaos.

File. Six people died Wed. in Pedro Santana, Elías Piña (west), reportedly poisoning after consuming moonshine, also known as clerén or triculi.

At least three of the fatal victims are reportedly from the same family; Huila Contreras, Tano Contreras and Juaño Contreras, while Isidoro Contreras is internally serious.

Lesén Javier, Eugenio Jiménez and a Haitian woman identified only as María also died.