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Tainted liquor kills dozens in India's Assam state

Tainted liquor kills dozens in India's Assam state
Saturday 23
2:40 2019

At least 50 people have died in northeastern India after drinking toxic bootleg liquor, according to local authorities. The victims were mostly tea plantation workers in Golaghat and Jorhat districts of Assam state, which lie hundreds of kilometres from the state's financial capital, Guwahati, local police officer Julie Sonowal told the Associated Press news agency on Friday. Another 50 people have been sickened by the liqour, Sonowal said, which was laced with methyl alcohol, a chemical that attacks the central nervous system. The owner of a brew-making unit and four others have been arrested, AP reported. Deaths from illegally brewed ...

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Summary: Scores of others sickened by hooch laced with methyl alcohol, days after a similar tragedy killed over 100 people.

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