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Poisoned Beer Kills 56 in Mozambique

Fifty-six people have died and at least have been 49 hospitalized in Mozambique after drinking home-brewed beer allegedly poisoned with crocodile bile.

Police in Tete province say the woman who brewed the beer is among the dead.

The contaminated brew apparently was served at a funeral. Authorities believe the beer was poisoned during the course of the ceremony.

Samples of the beer have been sent to the capital of Maputo for tests.

The homemade beer, called pombe, is made from millet or corn flour and is a traditional drink in Mozambique.