"According to preliminary data, people were poisoned as a result of the use of methadone. Examinations are currently being carried out," the agency was told.

There is no official confirmation.

In Astrakhan, it was previously reported that 19 people were hospitalized with poisoning with narcotic and psychotropic drugs. Six of them are in serious condition.

After that, three foreigners were detained in the Stavropol Territory, they were taken to the Astrakhan Region. Police showed a video of the detention of three foreigners.

The prosecutor of the Astrakhan region put the investigation of the case under control.