A man was pronounced dead and eight others were shifted to a hospital in grave condition after drinking contaminated champagne in a bar in a small town of Bavaria, Germany.

According to the police, eight people were taken to the hospital in serious condition while one was pronounced dead at the arrival after consuming spiked drinks. The person who died was 52-years-old.

The police later stated that all the hospitalized individuals were aged between 33 to 52 years.

According to the police, the unfortunate incident took place in the late hours of Saturday in Wieden, a small town in Bavaria, Germany.

The police were called and arrived at the bar closely around 12:30 a.m. on Sunday night. The reports were made with people having serious health issues.

The local media claimed that there were not multiple drinks but the cause of the medical issues in this group of people is because of sharing one particular champagne bottle.

The police arrived at the bar to witness people on the floor crying out with cramps and seemingly devastated with pain. Eight were immediately shifted to the hospital whereas one was declared dead.

According to the authorities, an investigation is in process regarding the dreadful incident and the contaminated drinking episode.

The police reported that the reason behind the health issues is unknown but it is quite possible that it took place because of sharing of a bottle amongst the group.

German Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk
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The police released a statement declaring “When police and ambulance services arrived at the restaurant on Unterer Markt, injured persons were found partly lying on the floor,” police stated in a statement.

“Eight people had to be hospitalized and were on Monday morning still “undergoing medical treatment with varying degrees of injury,” Broadcaster Bayerischer Rundfunk talked to the spokesperson of the police who said that they have not disregarded the changes of homicide involved in this incident along with negligence on the part of the bar. But at the moment the police are not looking for alleged suspects but investigating the root cause of the contaminated drinking episode.