Japan police probe 48 suspicious deaths after poisoning of two elderly patients

4288Police in Japan are investigating the suspicious deaths of 48 elderly patients at the same hospital after autopsies on two of them revealed they had been poisoned by intravenous drips laced with a chemical found in disinfectant.

The murder investigation initially focused on two men who died within days of each other in the middle of last month. Both had been poisoned, and a tiny hole was found in an IV drip administered to one of them.

The investigation has widened to include 46 other people who have died since the beginning of July, all of whom were being treated on the same floor of Ogatsu hospital in Yokohama as the two murdered men, according to Kyodo.

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SOURCES: News Now/The Guardian Online

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