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Assam hooch tragedy death toll mounts to 84, 200 taken ill

News Agencies | Updated on: 23 February 2019, 16:41 IST

At least 84 people have died and over 200 taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in tea gardens in Assam's Golaghat and Jorhat since Thursday night, Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said on Saturday.

The death toll is rising every minute, the minister said after visiting Jorhat Medical College Hospital (JMCH) here.

"This morning the death toll in Golaghat and Jorhat districts was 84 and 200 people have been admitted to hospitals. The death toll and the number of people admitted is changing minute by minute," Sarma told reporters after meeting some patients at the hospital.

-PTI

First published: 23 February 2019, 13:11 IST
 
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