Saturday, December 17, 2011

Indian Hooch tragedy: Toll mounts to 171

[ via The Times of India ] 17 Dec

The death count in Diamond Harbour, West Bengal's hooch tragedy rose to 171 as more succumbed to the moonshine they had consumed. Around 90 people are battling for their lives. 

The day the tragedy occured three days back, the death toll was registered as 143. The victims in Sangrampur, 50 km from Kolkata, were mostly masons, small farmers, labourers and hawkers. 

The liqour that was mixed with a toxic chemical that is not been identified. 

Read full story for details.

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