Man dies after drinking coffee at a warung in West Jakarta

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Wayan Mirna Salihin died from cyanide poisoning after drinking a cup of Vietnamese coffee earlier this year and the media as well as the public are still obsessed with the case, making it one of the most covered and talked about court trials in recent Indonesia history.

As such, any cases similar to Mirna’s would obviously get some attention from the media as well. The latest coffee-related tragedy befell a 57-year-old man named Jamal, who reportedly died after drinking coffee at a warung in Kembangan, West Jakarta.

The police say Jamal was delivering wedding invitations yesterday evening when he stopped at a warung for some coffee. He hung out at the warung for about three hours, chatting with some of his friends.

“After drinking coffee, the victim wanted to go home. When he stood up from his seat, he immediately fell,” said Kembangan Police Chief Aldo Ferdian, as quoted by Warta Kota today.

Soon after, Jamal passed away.

Police investigators say they have not found any signs of foul play for the time being, but have not yet been able to determine Jamal’s cause of death.

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