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Bihar: 18 die after drinking spurious alcohol

December 08, 2012 17:30 IST

Eighteen people, including five women, have died after consuming spurious liquor in Bihar's Bhojpur district in last twenty four hours. Four of them were admitted to a government hospital in critical condition, said the police on Saturday.

"The death toll from consuming spurious liquor in Bhojpur rose to 18 on Saturday with 11 more people losing lives," a district police official said.

All the victims belong to impoverished Dalit families.

Bhojpur Superintendent of police M R Nayak said that sixteen people have been arrested in this connection.

Bhojpur District Magistrate Pratima S Verma said a six-member committee had been constituted to probe the incident.


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