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7 dead, 20 hospitalised after consuming illicit liquor in West Bengal's Nrisinghapur


Kolkata, Nov 28: At least seven persons were dead and more than 20 admitted to a local hospital after consuming illicit liquor in Nrisinghapur (West Bengal), on Tuesday night.

7 dead, 20 hospitalised after consuming illicit liquor in West Bengals Nrisinghapur (Representative image)

"We suspect methanol poisoning," Dr Jayanta Biswas, superintendent of the hospital in Shantipur was quoted as saying by Hindustan Times.

Methyl alcohol, or methanol, is toxic but it is mixed with hooch to increase the intoxicating power of the drink.

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State finance and excise minister Amit Mitra said, "CID will investigate the tragedy," said.

The government has announced Rs 2 lakh as compensation to the families that have lost a member.

Nadia District Magistrate Sumit Gupta put the number of people who fell ill at 44 and said they were admitted at Kalna and Shantipur hospitals. The condition of some of them are stated to be critical, hospital sources said.

Gupta said he was monitoring the situation at the hospital along with the local sub-divisional officer, block development officer and district chief medical officer (health).

(With PTI inputs)

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