Deadly booze

The Star Early Edition - - WORLD -

NEW DELHI: At least 14 peo­ple died af­ter drink­ing il­le­gally brewed poi­sonous al­co­hol in north­ern In­dia, prompt­ing author­i­ties to launch a crack­down and or­der a probe.

The vil­lagers fell ill af­ter drink­ing the al­co­hol at two lo­ca­tions in Aza­m­garh dis­trict of Ut­tar Pradesh state on Thurs­day night.

“Many of those who drank the liquor started com­plain­ing of stom­ach pain and headache,” se­nior ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fi­cial Chan­drab­hushan Singh said yes­ter­day. He added that 14 peo­ple were still be­ing treated in hos­pi­tal. – dpa

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