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Locally brewed gin kills 99 in Mumbai slum
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Locally brewed gin kills 99 in Mumbai slum

Mfonobong Akpan

Apparently, the deaths from ‘ogogoro’ consumption isn’t just a Nigerian story…recent reports from Indian police has revealed that a locally homemade brew, has killed 99 people and seriously sickened scores of others of drinkers from a Mumbai slum.

Forty-six others have been hospitalized, with many in a critical condition, after consuming the illegal homebrew, Mumbai police spokesman Dhananjay Kulkarni told CNN.

Authorities said four men and two women had been booked over the deaths, on charges including culpable homicide, poisoning and abetting a crime.

Eight local police have also been suspended for negligence over the deaths, he said.

The incident took place near Laxmi Nagar, a large slum in Mumbai, India’s financial capital.

Deaths from cheap, illegally brewed liquor — often containing toxic methanol — are not uncommon in India.