143 people die after consuming toxic alcohol in West Bengal State, India

At least 143 people in 12 villages are dead after consuming toxic alcohol in Parganas in India's West Bengal state. Many more people are in critical condition in hospital. Toxic alcohol deaths are a regular occurrence in India.

Travellers in India who consume alcoholic beverages should exercise caution and consume only well known commercial brands of alcohol.

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