Boot­leg liquor kills at least 18

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - WORLD -

At least 18 peo­ple were killed and more than a dozen sick­ened af­ter drink­ing spu­ri­ous liquor in north­ern In­dian state of Ut­tar Pradesh, lo­cal me­dia re­ported on Mon­day. The boot­leg liquor was con­sumed by peo­ple on Thurs­day in Aza­m­garh. Lo­cal au­thor­i­ties have or­dered a probe into the tragedy. Spu­ri­ous al­co­hol deaths are of­ten re­ported in In­dia, where peo­ple of­ten drink cheap home­made boot­leg liquor.

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