11 Apr '11, 6am

Chinese police say tainted milk that killed 3 kids was intentionally poisoned, suspect detained

Chinese police say tainted milk that killed 3 kids was intentionally poisoned, suspect detained

Investigators found that nitrite, an industrial salt that can be deadly, was added to fresh milk from two dairies last week in north-west China's Gansu province in order to harm people, the China Daily newspaper reported. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEIJING - INVESTIGATORS have found that a tainted milk incident in north-west China that killed three children appears to be a case of intentional poisoning and have detained a suspect, state media said on Monday. Investigators found that nitrite, an industrial salt that can be deadly, was added to fresh milk from two dairies last week in north-west China's Gansu province in order to harm people, the China Daily newspaper reported. A suspect in Pingliang city, where the poisoning took place, has been taken into custody, it said, without elaborating. The three children who died were under all 2 years old, with the youngest 36 days old, th...

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