Poisoned Milk Kills 3 Kids in China
A suspect has been taken into custody
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 11, 2011 10:07 AM CDT
A baby suffering from kidney stones during a previous tainted milk scandal drinks milk at a hospital in Shenyang in northeast China's Liaoning province, Friday, Oct. 10, 2008.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – China is grappling with another tainted milk scandal that has killed three children, though this appears to be a case of intentional poisoning: Investigators discovered that nitrite, an industrial salt, was added to milk from two dairies last week, according to state media. A suspect has been taken into custody, though no additional details were offered. AP reports that the three victims were all under 2 years; one was just 36 days old. An additional 36 people, most of them children, were also sickened. Click for more on China's previous tainted milk scandals.

 

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