Contaminated drugs may be behind deaths in Dublin

Gardaí are investigating the possibility that contaminated heroin may have led to the deaths of six addicts in Dublin.

Gardaí are investigating the possibility that contaminated heroin may have led to the deaths of six addicts in Dublin.

The deaths occurred in three city hospitals - St Vincent's, Beaumont and the Mater - and post mortems have been carried out on the bodies.

Gardaí suspect that a contaminated consignment of the drug may have been responsible for the fatalities.

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