Police in the north-western part of Uganda are investigating the deaths of a dozen people suspected to have consumed a locally manufactured gin.
The deaths are said to have been registered between Saturday and Sunday in Madi-Okollo district.
Several others, including one trader who was selling the gin known as City 5 Pineapple Flavoured Gin, have been hospitalised with suspected poisoning.
A regional police spokesperson said that samples of the gin have been collected and will be submitted to the government chemist to conduct tests.
Four suspects have been arrested, and the cottage factory where the gin was being manufactured closed, as investigations continue.