#AceNewsReport – India(Mumbai):June.21: At least 94 people have died and 45 are in hospital after consuming homemade liquor in a slum in India’s financial capital, Mumbai.
Police say they have detained five moonshine-makers in connection with the deaths, and eight police officials have been suspended for suspected negligence. “More than 150 have consumed this alcohol.
The death toll may rise,” Mumbai’s deputy police commissioner said, according to Reuters.
Homemade liquor is popular with India’s poor because it is cheap, but it is often made using poisonous industrial ethanol.