"We put disinfectant in each cell to spray it routinely in accordance with the health protocols. However, they misused the disinfectant by mixing it with a nutritional item to drink," Chief of the Denpasar Femal Correctional Facility Lili stated here on Friday.
Lili noted that the eight inmates were taken to the Sanglah Regional General Hospital in Denpasar for treatment. However, one of the inmates was pronounced dead.
"The incident occurred yesterday (Thursday) when one of them suffered from stomach ache and vomited. She first said she had an ulcer but later admitted to having drunk the disinfectant," he revealed.
Four of the inmates were taken to the hospital on Thursday. The four other inmates were rushed to the hospital on Friday morning after a similar complaint from them.
"Our officers took them to the hospital. They accompanied them for 24 hours until they recovered," he noted.
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