Skip to comments.Mumbai liquor poisoning death toll rises to 90, Indian police say
Posted on 06/20/2015 3:43:04 PM PDT by windcliff
The death toll from India's latest incident of mass alcohol poisoning following the consumption of toxic homemade liquor has risen to 90, Mumbai police say.
Dhananjay Kulkarni, deputy police commissioner in the western Indian city, said it was possible the number of dead from drinking the illicit moonshine could reach three figures.
"Ninety people have now died," he said.
"More than 40 are being treated in hospital and the death toll may reach 100."
Victims first started to fall ill on Wednesday morning after consuming the illegal booze and new patients were still being admitted to hospital on Saturday, Mr Kulkarni said.
An investigation is taking place over whether high levels of methanol were present in the moonshine, often called "country liquor" in India.
Methanol, a highly toxic form of alcohol used as anti-freeze or fuel, is often added to bootleg liquor in India as a cheap and quick method of upping the alcohol content.
Unlicensed liquor is widely consumed across the country where it is sometimes sold for less than a dollar for a 250 millilitre bottle, with deaths frequently reported.
It is rare however for such incidents to occur in a major city like Mumbai, with most cases taking place in poor, rural villages.
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Moonshine in Mumbai.
Is this what our mooonshiners call wood alcohol?
Bombay Gin PING!
Probably cut with an adulterant. Pretty hard to go wrong unless you ferment old shoes.
Ban Alcohol it can kill people just like da gunz.....
Sez the lib control freak...
Ban Alcohol Now!!
I drank that funky mess
they serving over in Mumbai
another twenty minutes
I feel like I gwin die
Is bathtub gin in India made in the river?
Ganges Vodka is VERY VERY potent stuff
Is Ganges Gin pronounced anything like Genghis Khan?
I THINK SHE SUCCUMBED to a similar batch...several decades ago...bu the looks of it
ahahah so THATS where TERAYZUH came in??? ahahaha
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