At least 70 people have died and more than 200 are being treated in hospital after drinking toxic bootleg alcohol in north-eastern India, officials say.
The tea plantation workers including several women were died drinking toxic alcohol.
The first victims died on Thursday, the administrator of the Golaghat district in Assam, Dhiren Hazarika, is quoted as saying by Agence France-Press.The victims all worked in tea gardens in Golaghat and Jorhat districts.
“The people came to the hospital with severe vomiting, extreme chest pain and breathlessness,” Dr Ratul Bordoloi, joint director of Golaghat’s health department, told AFP.
The state government had set up an inquiry commission to investigate th e incident.The state police has already arrested a man for selling the alcohol.