Tainted alcohol kills scores in India

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It's the deadliest case in the region of killer booze since 2011. Photo credit: Getty

At least 94 people have died from drinking toxic alcohol in India.

The unregulated moonshine in the northeastern state of Assam is known as 'country-made liquor', and is affecting mainly impoverished people.

Around 200 others are in hospital, and extra medical staff are being brought in to help.

Two weeks ago more than 100 people died from drinking tainted alcohol in northern India.

Police have arrested 12 people in connection with the poisonous brew, Reuters reports.

It's the deadliest case in the region of killer booze since 2011, when 172 died in West Bengal.

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