Tainted Alcohol Kills 11 in India

Eleven people have died from drinking tainted alcohol in Bihar, India, authorities said on Thursday. 

Families of the victims blamed authorities for allegedly failing to check and crackdown illegal liquor makers.

According to the reports, eight people died on Wednesday and the other three on Thursday, days after the Holi, one of the biggest Hindu festivals, usually the consumption of alcohol is higher.

The families of the victims told the authorities that after they drank locally made liquor, victims have complained of stomach pain and vomiting, and died shortly after.

Most of the victims were farm laborers or “small land-holding peasants” in rural Bihar.

In February, at least 10 people in the state also died after consuming illegal moonshine, officials said.

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