Sunday, June 21, 2015

Toxic alcohol kills scores in India's Mumbai

At least 90 people killed and 40 others hospitalised after drinking cheap toxic alcohol. The death toll from drinking toxic alcohol in a Mumbai slum climbed to 90 in the worst incident of its kind in more than a decade, police said.                                                            
Deputy police commissioner in the western Indian city, Dhananjay Kulkarni, said it was possible that the number of dead from drinking the illicit moonshine could reach three figures.
"Ninety people have now died," he said. "More than 40 are being treated in hospital and the death toll may reach 100," the commissioner added.
Kulkarni said the police have arrested five people who transported and sold the toxic alcohol to poor workers.

Aljazeera News

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