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Family members of victims who are undergoing treatment on being poisoned after consuming a spurious liquor, at a hospital in Saharanpur, Saturday.(PTI)

175 arrested in connection with hooch deaths in UP, toll at 77

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Umahi( Saharanpur) | By Manish Chandra Pandey & S Raju
UPDATED ON FEB 09, 2019 11:50 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday arrested 175 people in possibly the biggest crackdown yet on those involved in manufacture and sale of bootleg liquor.
Cheap moonshine is sometimes adulterated with toxic methanol in place of ethanol, the alcohol found in properly distilled spirits.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)
Cheap moonshine is sometimes adulterated with toxic methanol in place of ethanol, the alcohol found in properly distilled spirits.(Getty Images/Picture for representation)

22 dead, 168 hospitalised after consuming adulterated alcohol in Iran

Tehran | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2018 11:40 PM IST
Despite tough penalties in force for alcohol consumption since the Islamic revolution of 1979, the consumption of smuggled or bootleg liquor remains widespread.
Police tape covers a home-based alcohol factory in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday.(AP File Photo)
Police tape covers a home-based alcohol factory in Jakarta, Indonesia, Monday.(AP File Photo)

More than 50 Indonesians died in April from bootleg liquor

Associated Press, Jakarta | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 09, 2018 02:59 PM IST
Nearly 40 people were admitted to a hospital for nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath and unconsciousness.
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