Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Spurious Liquor Claims 34 Lives

According to breaking media reports in another kind of tragedy in West Bengal, in one of the worst hooch tragedies, at least 34 people died and over 100 were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday after drinking toxic liquor at Mograhat in South 24-Parganas district, West Bengal, India
CNN-IBN reports: "Thirty-four people died and over 100 were admitted to hospitals at Diamond Harbour and Sangrampur complaining of severe stomach ache, vomiting and loose motion after consuming the liquor", SP Lakshmi Narayan Meena said.
Four persons were arrested in connection with the case, Meena said. Angry locals smashed the liquor dens. Sunderban Affairs Minister Shyamal Mandal said medical teams were rushed from Kolkata while some of the victims were brought to city hospitals for treatment.
The state government announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh each to the families of those who died.
Public Health Engineering Minister Subrata Mukherjee announced the compensation in the assembly"

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