December 15th, 2011
08:06 AM ET

Cheap moonshine kills 102 in India

Authorities raided liquor vendors in eastern India Thursday, after at least 102 people died and more than 170 others were sickened from drinking moonshine, police said.

At least 100 people were hospitalized.

The victims were mostly poor villagers.

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  1. chrissy

    Well TGIF somewhere!

    December 15, 2011 at 1:36 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy©


    December 15, 2011 at 1:59 pm | Report abuse |
  3. gung hoe

    @portland tony I like you thought that shine in our country was done years ago. That was until this show that is currently on I think the history channel on the history channel called moonshine and they are still runnin shine in the south. The show takes place in virginia ya outta check it out its a good show

    December 15, 2011 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  4. banasy©

    Oh, I never thought that moonshine was a thing of the past in this country...I have a friend whose relatives make an run it in KY.
    To my knowledge, it hasn't killed anybody outright...yet.
    I'm going to have to look for the show, gung, thanks for the tip.

    December 15, 2011 at 2:43 pm | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Im thinkin since 20 ml of Nyquil nearly crippled me i better not even get a wiff of moonshine...wouldnt you agree banasy? lmao

    December 15, 2011 at 4:10 pm | Report abuse |
  6. gung hoe

    @chrissey ya if nyquil did that to ya a whiff of shine would have ya on yer back arms and legs in the air and buzzards circlin

    December 15, 2011 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  7. So

    Buyer beware.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:04 pm | Report abuse |
  8. chrissy

    lol @ gung hoe, thanks for the vote of confidence buddy lol. Mon nite i took nyquil and was almost asleep when my dog wanted out. I missed a step in the breezeway. 4 hrs in er and 22 xrays... I have a fracture wrist, dislocated jaw and tendon damage.

    December 15, 2011 at 6:10 pm | Report abuse |
  9. banasy©

    Given your track record, honey, stay far, far away from the 'medicinal moonshine'!

    December 15, 2011 at 8:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. F1

    We ought to brew and than sell it to other countrys its a good idea to make revenue than they can have the good stuff

    December 15, 2011 at 9:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. gung hoe

    Dam chrissie soooo let me guess not doin much kissin? With that dislocated jaw

    December 15, 2011 at 10:15 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Gold Dragon

    Happy Friday everyone!!!!! LOL

    December 16, 2011 at 12:19 am | Report abuse |
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