December 15th, 2011
02:34 AM ET

Police: Moonshine kills dozens in India

(CNN)  At least 102 people have died and more than 170 have fallen ill in eastern India after drinking moonshine, police said Thursday.

The deaths occurred after several hundred people consumed the illegally-brewed, cheap liquor in West Bengal state on Wednesday, according to officer M. Das, who said he fears the toll may rise.

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  1. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    Darwin rocks!

    December 15, 2011 at 4:54 am | Report abuse |
    • Anonymous

      Next is your turn buddy as per Darwin's theory...

      December 15, 2011 at 1:54 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Hah!

    Just say no to moonshine.

    December 15, 2011 at 7:52 am | Report abuse |
  3. Joey Isotta-Fraschini

    @ Hah!
    Well, yes...now they could have just said no to moonshine, but see, everybody was doing it.
    Majority rules.
    Power to the People.
    "Sebastian saw God that summer in the Encantados." (–Tennessee Williams)

    December 15, 2011 at 8:36 am | Report abuse |
  4. Hah!

    Majority rules? The majority of people I know are idiots.

    December 15, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  5. Penny

    Alcohol is a killer end of !

    December 15, 2011 at 12:33 pm | Report abuse |
  6. rooney

    Why were they drinking moonshine? Isn't alcohol legal there?

    December 15, 2011 at 4:37 pm | Report abuse |