Two-year-old girl dies from ‘alcohol poisoning in Russia’ after she was found comatose with her mother. Cops investigate whether they had consumed fake booze.

  • Russian toddler, age 2, died of alcohol poisoning after she passed away at home.
  • Her taxi driver father Andrey Metkin, 38, found her and his partner unconscious
  • Moscow police investigated whether parental ‘negligence’ played a part










Russia’s two-year old girl died from alcohol poisoning. This is one of hundreds of similar deaths in Russia this year.

Taxi driver Andrey Metkin, 38, found both his toddler daughter Anna, 2, and partner Olga Charonova, 43, passed out at home in Noginsk, Moscow, when he returned from a night shift.

Police investigated whether fake vodka was involved, but they did not close the investigation and opened a criminal case to determine if there had been parental negligence. 

Russian toddler Anna, 2, (pictured) was rushed to hospital in Noginsk, Moscow, but later died in the intensive care unit from 'alcohol poisoning'

Russian toddler Anna (2 years old) was rushed to Noginsk hospital, Moscow. She later died from alcohol poisoning in the intensive care unit.

Her taxi driver father Andrey Metkin, 38, (left) found Anna and his partner Olga Charonova, 43, (right) passed out at home when he returned from a night shift

Andrey Metkin (left), her taxi driver father, found Anna and Olga Charonova (right) at home after he returned to work from a night shift.

Anna's mother Olga survived but told police six days later she had no recollection of the events that led to the poisoning

Anna’s mother Olga survived, but she told police six days later that she had no memory of the events that led up to the poisoning.

Russia has already seen 774 deaths due to alcohol poisoning, with 66 occurring in October.

Anna’s father, who was working night shift, came home expecting Anna to ‘run in his arms’ like every other day. 

Mr Metkin said: ‘When I came back they were lying on the bed unconscious.

“I immediately called an ambulance and they were taken to the hospital. 

“I had never seen her drink before.” 

“I don’t know how it happened.”

The toddler was taken to Noginsk hospital, but later died in intensive care.

Anna's father said he expected his daughter to 'run into his arms' as usual but called the police when he could wake her

Anna’s father said that he expected Anna would ‘run into him arms’ as usual and called the police when he could get her to wake up.

The two-year-old girl was from Noginsk, Moscow, in western Russia

Her death is one of hundreds of alcohol poisoning deaths this year in the country

The two-year old girl was originally from Moscow, western Russia. Her death is one of many from alcohol poisoning in this country this year.

Anna's father Andrey said he had never seen his daughter drinking before and said 'I don't understand how it happened'

Anna’s father Andrey said he had never seen his daughter drinking before and said ‘I don’t understand how it happened’

Police have kept their investigations open and started a criminal case to determine if there was parental 'negligence'

Police kept their investigations open and opened a criminal case to determine whether there was parental negligence.

Her mother survived but told police six days later she had no recollection of the events that led to the poisoning.

The girl’s death is the latest in a series of Russian fatalities due to fake vodka containing methane in the past month.  

Their home was found with bottles of Red Berry, a cheap alcoholic beverage with around 14% alcohol content.

Police were conducting tests to determine the source of poisoning and whether it was fake alcohol. 

It is the result of five orphaned children who were left behind by their parents after they drank bootleg vodka, a counterfeit alcohol containing toxic methanol in Orsk, Southwest Russia. 

What is alcohol poisoning, and how can you treat it? 

What is alcohol poisoning exactly? 

Alcohol poisoning is when a person consumes a large amount of alcohol. This is known as binge drinking.

Alcohol poisoning can lead to serious health problems or even life-threatening consequences.

In England, alcohol poisoning is a leading cause for poisoning, particularly among young people.

It is important not to misuse alcohol. You should also be aware of how much alcohol you are consuming and the effects it has on your body.

Signs and symptoms for alcohol poisoning

These are the signs and symptoms that indicate alcohol poisoning

  • There is confusion
  • Slightly slurred or distorted speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • vomiting
  • Breathing irregularly or slowly
  • Hypothermia, low body temperature, can cause skin tones that are pale or blue.
  • Being conscious but not responsive (stupor).
  • Passing out and being unconscious

Alcohol poisoning can result in death, brain damage, or coma in the worst cases.

When to seek medical assistance:

To request an ambulance, dial 999 immediately if you suspect alcohol poisoning.

While you wait

  • Keep them awake and seated.
  • If they are able to drink water, give them water
  • If they are unconscious, place them on their back in the recovery position. Check that they are breathing correctly.
  • Keep them warm
  • Stay with them
  • Never leave a person to’sleep it off.’

The alcohol content in a person’s blood can rise for as much as 30-40 minutes after they have had their last drink.

This can make their symptoms suddenly more severe.

It is also not a good idea to try to “sober them up” by giving them coffee or placing them under a cold water shower.

These methods won’t work and may even prove dangerous.

Source: NHS 

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