Dozens die after drinking illegally brewed alcohol in Mumbai

Dozens of people have died after drinking toxic homemade liquor in a slum in India’s western city of Mumbai. Many others are still being treated in hospital.

At least 84 people have died and 21 others are being treated in hospital after drinking illegally brewed alcohol in a Mumbai slum, police said on Friday.
Dhananjay Kulkarni, Mumbai police deputy commissioner, said the victims started to fall ill on Wednesday after consuming the illicit drinks. The first deaths were reported on Thursday afternoon, he added.

Witnesses said many of those who drank the liquor started vomiting and complained of severe abdominal pain before collapsing, according to German news agency dpa.
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Source News: DW