Saturday, January 18, 2020

 99 dead from toxic alcohol in India

Featured

Mother cries beside her son’s coffin, among the victims of Ukrainian plane crash

A mother cried during the funeral of her son, one of the victims of the Ukrainian plane, which was...

NASA: 2019 Was the 2nd-Hottest Year on Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in...

Prince Harry asks CEO Disney to give Meghan a job

Britain's Queen Elizabeth agreed that her grandson, Prince Harry and his wife, Megan, would give up their royal duties...
Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

At least 99 people were killed and more were hospitalized in northern India, due to drinking toxic alcohol, urging action to be taken against illegal makers and distributors.

 

Reports of deaths in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand have begun to be broadcast over the last three days, and the police suspect the alcohol contains methanol.

 

Local-made algae are cheap and easy to buy, especially in rural India, and illegal liquor manufacturers and distributors often add methanol content into liquids for sale.

 

Methanol contains high levels of toxicity and is often used as anti-frozen substances, in addition to improving the resistance of the liquor.

 

However, if taken in large quantities, methanol can cause blindness, liver damage and death.

 

“A total of 59 people have been diagnosed with fever for taking alcohol containing toxic substances in Uttar Pradesh,” police spokesman Shailendra Kumar Sharma said.

 

Meanwhile, in a nearby area, a senior police official said nine dead and 66 illegal drug makers have been arrested, while alcohol samples have been sent for laboratory analysis.

 

In Uttarakhand, the police confirmed 31 casualties and two suspected persons were booked for supply of alcohol.

 

Zubair Yaqoob
Zubair Yaqoob
The author has diversified experience in investigative journalism. He is Chief content editor at wnobserver.com He can be reached at: [email protected]

Latest News

Mother cries beside her son’s coffin, among the victims of Ukrainian plane crash

A mother cried during the funeral of her son, one of the victims of the Ukrainian plane, which was...

Austrian Freedom Party asks government to provide clarification on cyber attack

Herbert Kickl, head of the Austrian Freedom Party, asked Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurtz to provide urgent clarifications about the cyber attack to the Foreign...

NASA: 2019 Was the 2nd-Hottest Year on Record

According to independent analyses by NASA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Earth's global surface temperatures in 2019 were the second warmest...

Canada: New driving laws will take effect from February 01

Police sources have confirmed that Canada’s new driving laws, which received royal assent earlier this year, will officially take effect in every province on...

Justin Trudeau: Black boxes of the stricken Ukrainian plane must be sent to France

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau urged Iran on Friday to send the record of the cockpit talks and flight data of the Ukrainian plane...

Related News