Bootleg liquor kills at least 41 on Indian tea plantation as dozens fall ill

  22 February 2019    Read: 777
Bootleg liquor kills at least 41 on Indian tea plantation as dozens fall ill

At least 41 Indian tea plantation workers have died from drinking toxic bootleg liquor after receiving their weekly wages, and 20 are critically ill in hospital, a government minister said on Friday, Reuters reports. 

The deaths come less than two weeks after more than 100 people died after drinking tainted alcohol in northern India.

At least seven women were among the dead at the plantation in the northeastern state of Assam, 310 km from the state’s financial capital, Guwahati.

“So far 41 people have died after consuming spurious liquor,” Assam Power Minister Tapan Gogoi told Reuters by telephone.


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