Bootleg liquor kills 28 in India; death toll may rise

January 13, 2015 11:06 AM

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LUCKNOW, India (Reuters) - A batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 28 people in India, where tainted illegal alcohol often kills poor villagers unable to afford licensed spirits.

Fifteen people died on Tuesday and about 90 remained in hospital, said Debashish Panda, principal home secretary of northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, taking the total death toll since Monday to 28.

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