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16 Dead, 48 Critical After Consuming Spurious Liquor in India’s Bihar

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Fidel Rahmati
Fidel Rahmati
Fidai Rahmati is the editor and content writer for Khaama Press. You may follow him at Twitter @FidelRahmati

Sixteen people died after they consumed spurious liquor in Bihar state of India, and over 48 were hospitalized after complaining of severe health issues.

At least 16 people have died allegedly consuming liquor in Bihar’s Motihari district. Meanwhile, over 48 others were hospitalized in critical condition, local media reported.

The incident was reported in villages such as Lakshmipur, Paharpur, and Harsiddhi. They all fall under the Motihari district, around 150 kilometres northwest of the state capital Patna.

The incident was first reported on Friday evening in Laxmipur village in the Motihari district of Bihar state.

In April 2016, the state government banned the sale and consumption of alcohol. Most people praised the movement, particularly women who were frequently perceived as being the victims of domestic violence at the hands of intoxicated males.

Despite the ban, the state continues to witness liquor sales in the black market and fatalities caused by drinking locally spurious liquor.

Local media said a special team from the Patna-based Prohibition Unit has reportedly been sent to Motihari to investigate the situation.  

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