Over 100 People Die In India's Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand Over Spurious Alcohol - Reports

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Over 100 People Die in India's Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand Over Spurious Alcohol - Reports

MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik - 10th February, 2019) A total of 104 people died in the northern Indian states of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand as a result of poisoning with spurious alcohol, local media reported on Sunday.

More than 50 people died in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur district, while 18 more died at the Meerut Medical College, the IANS news agency reported.

In a separate incident 32 people died in the city of Haridwar, Uttarakhand.

According to Indian officials, more than 200 people were arrested during a crackdown launched after the mass poisoning.

The police operation has also resulted in seizure of 9,269 liters of spurious alcohol in Uttar Pradesh and of 1,066 liters in Uttarakhand.

The government of Uttar Pradesh has launched a full-fledged investigation into the incident.

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