Showing Archived Posts

  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • >

160 Girls Poisoned in Northern Afghanistan

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 11:20 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Afghan officials say 160 students from a girl’s school suffered symptoms of poisoning and had to be rushed to a hospital Tuesday, in the second such incident in a week. Authorities in the northern province of Takhar have launched an investigation, saying blood samples from the affected girls and four teachers have been sent to […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia

Paint Poisoning Suspected in Indian Death

Posted March 9th, 2012 at 6:45 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Indian officials say a teenage boy has died and nearly 200 people have been hospitalized in Mumbai after suffering suspected allergic reactions to contaminated powder paint used in Holi, an Indian festival of color. Vast amounts of paint are sprinkled on revelers during Holi, a Hindu festival which celebrates the victory of good over evil. […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia

Death Toll From Toxic Liquor Hits 170 in Eastern India

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 12:40 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Police are raiding illegal distilleries in eastern India, where the number of people who have died after drinking toxic home-brewed liquor has reached 170. At least 90 others in the Sangrampur area of West Bengal state remain critically ill. Local officials say 12 people have been arrested so far for allegedly making and distributing the […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in South Asia

Death Toll From Toxic Liquor Hits 170 in Eastern India

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 8:35 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Police are raiding illegal distilleries in eastern India, where the number of people who have died after drinking toxic home-brewed liquor has reached 170. At least 90 others in the Sangrampur area of West Bengal state remain critically ill. Local officials say 12 people have been arrested so far for allegedly making and distributing the […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in South Asia

Methanol-Laced Liquor Kills 155 in Eastern India

Posted December 16th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Officials in eastern India say the death toll from people consuming a toxic batch of homemade liquor rose Friday to more than 155 people. Officials say some 100 people remain critically ill after drinking the liquor laced with the chemical methanol. The victims, mostly day laborers and poor workers, became sick after buying cheap alcohol […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia

Methanol-Laced Liquor Kills 126 in Eastern India

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 10:30 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Officials in eastern India say at least 126 people have died after drinking a batch of homemade liquor laced with the toxic chemical methanol. The residents, mostly day laborers and poor workers, became sick after buying cheap alcohol from bootleggers late Tuesday near the village of Sangrampur in West Bengal state. Officials say police have […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in South Asia

Methanol-Laced Liquor Kills 126 in Eastern India

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Officials in eastern India say at least 126 people have died after drinking a batch of homemade liquor laced with the toxic chemical methanol. The residents, mostly day laborers and poor workers, became sick after buying cheap alcohol from bootleggers late Tuesday near the village of Sangrampur in West Bengal state. Officials say police have […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in South Asia

Tainted Alcohol Kills More Than 80 in Eastern India

Posted December 15th, 2011 at 1:40 am (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Indian officials said Thursday that at least 80 people have died after drinking a batch of homemade liquor laced with poison in the country’s northeast. The residents fell ill after buying cheap alcohol from bootleggers late Tuesday in the impoverished South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal state. In addition to the fatalities, at least […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia

Tainted Alcohol Kills More Than 50 in Eastern India

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 5:25 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Indian authorities say more than 50 people died after drinking tainted home-made liquor in a village in the country’s northeast. Officials said Wednesday the deaths were reported from the impoverished South 24 Parganas district in West Bengal state. They said residents bought the cheap alcohol late Tuesday and became ill within hours, complaining of stomach […]

Tags: , , , , Posted in South Asia

Toxic Alcohol Kills 36 People in Eastern India

Posted December 14th, 2011 at 1:30 pm (UTC-5)
Leave a comment

Indian authorities say at least 36 people have died after drinking toxic home-made liquor in a village in the country’s east. Officials say residents of Sangrampur in West Bengal state bought the cheap alcohol late Tuesday and became ill within hours, complaining of stomach aches and vomiting. In addition to the fatalities, at least 135 […]

Tags: , , Posted in South Asia
  • Page 1 of 2
  • 1
  • 2
  • >