SAN FRANCISCO, California (March 23, 2017) – One died and another was hospitalized after drinking herbal tea that was purchased in February and March from a Chinatown shop, according to San Francisco Gate.
San Francisco health officials said in separate incidents, the woman and a man reportedly became critically ill within an hour of drinking tea made from leaves purchased at the Sun Wing Wo Trading Company, located on Grant Avenue.
The tea was allegedly laced with a plant-based toxin, Aconite which is a lethal poison.
Both then developed weakness followed by life-threatening abnormal heart rhythms. The two required resuscitation and intensive hospital care after they drank the tea.
The woman died Saturday, March 18. She was identified in www.sfist.com as 56-year-old Yu-Ping Xie.
The name and condition of the other victim, a man in his 30s, remained unknown.
Meanwhile, officials affirmed that the two patients each purchased different blends of medicinal teas that were put together for them at the shop. The investigation is ongoing.
Our staff members at Johnson Attorneys Group sincerest thoughts and prayers rest with the family members and friends of Ms. Yu-Ping Xie whose life was taken in this tragedy and also remain with the other victim at this time.
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