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Toxic alcohol kills 69 in India, hundreds hospitalised: officials

Sixty-nine workers have died and at least 200 others have been hospitalised in northeastern India after drinking toxic liquor, officials said Saturday, in the latest case of alcohol poisoning in the country.

"We have recorded the death of 50 persons in Golaghat since Thursday night," Dhiren Hazarika, deputy commissioner of Golaghat district in Assam state, told AFP.

Another official from the neighbouring district of Jorhat said that 19 people had died there after consuming a batch of "spurious liquor".

Published : February 23, 2019

By : The Nation Guwahati, India