Posted by: pinkturtle2 | Disember 16, 2011

Toxic liquor kills 131 in eastern India…..

Family members mourn for their relatives, who died after consuming bootleg liquor, outside a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal's capital Kolkata, December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.

Family members mourn for their relatives, who died after consuming bootleg liquor, outside a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal’s capital Kolkata, December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.

Relatives of people who died or fell sick after drinking toxic alcohol, throng a hospital compound in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.

Relatives of people who died or fell sick after drinking toxic alcohol, throng a hospital compound in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.

Bodies of people who died after drinking toxic alcohol, brought for investigation from other hospitals lie in a truck in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside Kolkata, officials said.

Bodies of people who died after drinking toxic alcohol, brought for investigation from other hospitals lie in a truck in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside Kolkata, officials said.

Bodies of people who died after drinking toxic alcohol, brought for investigation from other hospitals lie in front of a mortuary in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.

Bodies of people who died after drinking toxic alcohol, brought for investigation from other hospitals lie in front of a mortuary in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.

Alcohol poisoning patients receive medical treatment at the Diamond Harbour sub-divisional hospital in Diamond Harbour, after dozens died and many injured drinking boot-leg liquor in several villages south of Kolkata, on December 15, 2011. A batch of home-brewed liquor thought to have been laced with the highly toxic chemical methanol has killed 131 people in eastern India, an official told AFP. Many of them were labourers and rickshaw drivers too poor to afford branded alcohol who stopped for a drink at illegal bars or bought from bootleggers after work on Tuesday.

Alcohol poisoning patients receive medical treatment at the Diamond Harbour sub-divisional hospital in Diamond Harbour, after dozens died and many injured drinking boot-leg liquor in several villages south ofKolkata, on December 15, 2011. A batch of home-brewed liquor thought to have been laced with the highly toxic chemical methanol has killed 131 people in eastern India, an official told AFP. Many of them were labourers and rickshaw drivers too poor to afford branded alcohol who stopped for a drink at illegal bars or bought from bootleggers after work on Tuesday.

A woman sits beside the body of a man who died after drinking toxic alcohol, at a hospital in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.

A patient and relatives look on as the body of a man who died after drinking toxic alcohol, lies covered at a hospital in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.

People watch as the body of a person who died after drinking toxic alcohol is taken to a hospital mortuary in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside Kolkata, officials said.

People watch as the body of a person who died after drinking toxic alcohol is taken to a hospital mortuary in Diamond Harbour, near Kolkata, India, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside Kolkata, officials said.

Alcohol poisoning patients receive medical treatment at the Diamond Harbour sub-divisional hospital in Diamond Harbour, after dozens died and many injured drinking boot-leg liquor in several villages south of Kolkata, on December 15, 2011. A batch of home-brewed liquor thought to have been laced with the highly toxic chemical methanol has killed 131 people in eastern India, an official told AFP. Many of them were labourers and rickshaw drivers too poor to afford branded alcohol who stopped for a drink at illegal bars or bought from bootleggers after work on Tuesday.

A family member comforts her relative, who fell ill after consuming bootleg liquor, inside a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal's capital Kolkata, December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.

A family member comforts her relative, who fell ill after consuming bootleg liquor, inside a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal’s capital Kolkata, December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.

Alcohol poisoning patients receive medical treatment at the Diamond Harbour sub-divisional hospital in Diamond Harbour, after dozens died and many injured drinking boot-leg liquor in several villages south of Kolkata, on December 15, 2011. A batch of home-brewed liquor thought to have been laced with the highly toxic chemical methanol has killed 131 people in eastern India, an official told AFP. Many of them were labourers and rickshaw drivers too poor to afford branded alcohol who stopped for a drink at illegal bars or bought from bootleggers after work on Tuesday.

Family members mourn for their relatives, who died after consuming bootleg liquor, outside their hut in Sangram Nagar village near Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal's capital Kolkata December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms. The deaths come just days after a hospital fire killed 93 people in the same state of West Bengal. Both disasters highlight lax health and safety standards as the nation of 1.2 billion people rapidly modernise.

Family members mourn for their relatives, who died after consuming bootleg liquor, outside their hut in Sangram Nagar village near Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal’s capital Kolkata December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms. The deaths come just days after a hospital fire killed 93 people in the same state of West Bengal. Both disasters highlight lax health and safety standards as the nation of 1.2 billion people rapidly modernise.

Family members carry the body of their dead relative, who consumed bootleg liquor, to the mortuary of a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal's capital Kolkata, December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.

Family members carry the body of their dead relative, who consumed bootleg liquor, to the mortuary of a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal’s capital Kolkata, December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.

CORRECTS SPELLING OF THE VILLAGE TO SANGRAMPUR INSTEAD OF ANGRAMPUR - Indians carry the body of a relative who died after drinking toxic alcohol to be cremated during a funeral in Sangrampur village near Diamond Harbour, Thursday, Dec. 15, 2011. A tainted batch of bootleg liquor has killed scores and sent dozens more to the hospital in villages outside the eastern Indian city of Kolkata, officials said.

Onlookers stand next to the body of a man, who consumed bootleg liquor, outside the mortuary of a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal's capital Kolkata December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms. The deaths come just days after a hospital fire killed 93 people in the same state of West Bengal. Both disasters highlight lax health and safety standards as the nation of 1.2 billion people rapidly modernise.

Onlookers stand next to the body of a man, who consumed bootleg liquor, outside the mortuary of a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal’s capital KolkataDecember 15, 2011.

A family member comforts her relative, who fell ill after consuming bootleg liquor, inside a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal's capital Kolkata, December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.

Dead bodies of people, who consumed bootleg liquor, lie outside a mortuary of a hospital at Diamond Harbour, a town about 50 km (31 miles) south of West Bengal's capital Kolkata, December 15, 2011. An adulterated batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 100 drinkers in eastern India, with dozens more arriving at a cramped rural hospital with poisoning symptoms.

pakai kain pelikat tu….

Relatives and victims receive medical treatment at the Diamond Harbour hospital in Diamond Harbour, after dozens died and many injured drinking boot-leg liquor in several villages south of Kolkata, on December 15, 2011. A batch of home-brewed liquor possibly laced with a lethal dose of the highly toxic chemical methanol has killed more than 100 people in eastern India, an official told.

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Samsu Haram Bunuh 131 Orang Di Timur India

KOLKATA, India – A batch of home-brewed liquor thought to have been laced with the highlytoxic chemical methanol has killed 131 people in eastern India, an official said on Thursday.

Hospitals near the impoverished district 30 kilometers south of West Bengal state capital Kolkatahave been overwhelmed by victims, either unconscious or complaining of abdominal pains andburning in their chests.

Many of them were laborers and rickshaw drivers too poor to afford branded alcohol whostopped for a drink at illegal bars or bought from bootleggers after work on Tuesday.

“The death toll has reached 131,” district magistrate Narayan Swarup Nigam said, adding thatpolice had arrested 10 people during an investigation into the tragedy in the South 24-Parganasdistrict.

More than 100 other victims were still in hospital, including a 12-year-old boy who apparentlymistook the liquor for water, hospital authorities said.

Bootleg liquor is widely consumed across India and is available in the affected area near theborder with Bangladesh for as little as six rupees (11 US cents) for a half-liter, a local residentsaid.

Methanol – a type of industrial-strength alcohol used as anti-freeze or fuel – has been found inthe remains of 20 of the victims examined by doctors, leading to suspicion that the chemical is toblame.

It is sometimes added to “moonshine” in small quantities to increase the alcohol content, but itcan cause blindness, liver damage and be fatal.

“Methanol was found in the viscera (organs) of at least 20 victims. It may not be the sole reasonfor the death. We are investigating,” said Chiranjib Murmu, superintendent of the local DiamondHarbour Hospital.

The Chief Minister of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee, has announced an inquiry and said thefamily of each victim will receive compensation of 200,000 rupees ($3,700).

“I want to take strong action against those manufacturing and selling illegal liquor,” Banerjee tolda regional television station in Kolkata late on Wednesday.

Agence France-Presse


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  1. TAHNIAH………


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