The liqour was laced with methyl alcohol, a chemical that attacks the central nervous system, officials said [Reuters]

At least 50 people have died in northeastern India after drinking toxic bootleg liquor, according to local authorities.

The victims were mostly tea plantation workers in Golaghat and Jorhat districts of Assam state, which lie hundreds of kilometres from the state’s financial capital, Guwahati, local police officer Julie Sonowal told the Associated Press news agency

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