Death Toll From Toxic Liquor Hits 170 in Eastern India

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Police are raiding illegal distilleries in eastern India, where the number of people who have died after drinking toxic home-brewed liquor has reached 170.

At least 90 others in the Sangrampur area of West Bengal state remain critically ill.

Local officials say 12 people have been arrested so far for allegedly making and distributing the tainted liquor, but police on Friday were still looking for the kingpin of the operation.

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