At least 84 people have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, and around 200 others have been rushed to hospital. The deaths come less than two weeks after more than 100 people died from drinking tainted alcohol in northern India.
The victims of one of the most deadly bootleg liquor-related incidents ever in India were mostly tea plantation workers in Golaghat and Jorhat districts in Assam state, government official Julie Sonowal told The Associated Press. The workers consumed the tainted liquor laced with methyl alcohol — a chemical that attacks the central nervous system — on Thursday and started falling unconscious.
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17 November, 2019