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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Toxic Fungi Kill 16

MOSCOW -- Sixteen people have died from eating poisonous mushrooms in Russia so far this year, a news report said Wednesday.

In the Voronezh region, 500 kilometers south of Moscow, 88 people have been hospitalized after eating toxic mushrooms. Of those, six died, Itar-Tass reported.

Scores of people in Russia are hospitalized or killed every year after eating poisonous mushrooms they mistake for edible varieties.