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Toxic moonshine kills 102 in Mumbai slum

on 24/06/15 at 4:16 pm

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moonshine-469x385Toxic moonshine has killed 102 people and seriously sickened scores of others of drinkers from a Mumbai slum, Indian police say.

Forty-six others have been hospitalized, with many in a critical condition, after consuming the illegal homebrew, Mumbai police spokesman Dhananjay Kulkarni told CNN.

Authorities said four men and two women had been booked over the deaths, on charges including culpable homicide, poisoning and abetting a crime.

Eight local police have also been suspended for negligence, he said, while the suspect liquor has been sent for testing.

The incident took place near Laxmi Nagar, a large slum in Mumbai, India’s financial capital.