At least 17 tea plantation workers have died allegedly after consuming spurious country-made liquor in Assam’s Golaghat, 310 km from Guwahati.

According to hospital authorities, the initial diagnosis has suggested alcohol poisoning.

A senior government official has claimed that around 100 people had consumed the alcohol in Salmira tea estate.

According to reports, around 27 people have been referred to the Jorhat Medical College for better treatment, the condition of some of them is stated to be serious.

The deaths come less than two weeks after 97 people died after consuming spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

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Uttar Pradesh reported a total of 64 deaths, with 54 reported from Saharanpur district and 11 from Kushinagar.

The spurious alcohol was consumed in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar on February 8.