The examination confirmed the presence of two poisons in the organisms of those poisoned with watermelon in Moscow

The examination confirmed the presence of two poisons in the organisms of those poisoned with watermelon in Moscow

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Traces of two poisons were found in the bodies of a 61-year-old Muscovite and her 15-year-old granddaughter, this was confirmed by an examination, a source familiar with the situation said.

In the bodies of the victims, toxic substances were found, ethylene glycol and cigatrine. Both died of multiple organ failure – their kidneys, liver and heart failed. For fatal poisoning with these poisons, a high concentration was required, reports Ren TV.

As the website kp.ru wrote, the woman and her granddaughter died after consuming a watermelon, which, presumably, got pest control substances. The teenage girl’s mom survived and is still in the hospital.

Traces of ethylene glycol, a colorless and odorless technical liquid, used in particular as antifreeze, were found in the blood of the victims. The substance is extremely dangerous for humans and threatens with poisoning, as a result of which multiple organ failure may develop, often leading to death.

A suspect in the case of poisoning a family with a watermelon in Moscow on Wednesday, September 15, was charged.

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