GUJRANWALA: The death toll in Gujranwala rose to 19 on Friday when two more people died after consuming Tyno syrup, a cough medicine that took 17 lives in Lahore, Express News reported.
In November, 17 people died after consuming this syrup in Lahore, after which pharmacy stores holding stock of this medicine were sealed and some people were arrested.
DCO Anjum Ahmed, speaking to the media at Civil Hospital, said that till now, 13 people had been killed.
Out of eight people admitted to the hospital, three were said to be in a critical condition, while nine others had been shifted to Lahore.
In Lahore, Chief Minister Punjab’s special assistant Khawaja Salman Rafeeq told the media that 13 people had been brought to a hospital there, out of which one died and seven were discharged after being given a clean bill of health.
Earlier, some reports had given Tyno a clean chit, attributing the deaths in Lahore to overdose, while other officials claimed the syrup was being manufactured under fake labels.
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