Six people died after consuming illicit liquor at Radhaballavpur in South 24 Parganas district of West Bengal. The persons who died include a woman too.
Sixteen people drank the country liquor from a shop in the village under Kultali police station last night. Of them two died on the spot and as many in the near-by Nimpith hospital, Sub-divisional Officer Partha Acharya said.
Two of the rest died in the Bangur hospital this morning. Ten others were admitted to the same hospital.
Of the deceased were five of an Adivasi family, he said.