Second tragedy for West Bengal, moonshine kills 148
Kolkata: India saw one of its worst liquor tragedies, as at least 148 people died and over 100 were hospitalised in rural West Bengal after they drank spurious liquor that came as cheap as Rs.10 a glass. It is the second man-made disaster to the state in less than a week after 93 people died in a hospital inferno in south Kolkata. The twin incidents, killing over 230 people, have begun to raise serious governance questions among the people about the 200-day administration of Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Image: Relatives of victims mourn near the dead body of their kin at the Sangram Nagar village near Diamond Harbour, after dozens died and many injured drinking boot-leg liquor in several villages south of Kolkata, on Thursday, December 15, 2011.