At least fifty-seven people died after consuming spurious liquor in a West Bengal village on Wednesday, police said. Over a 100 others were admitted to hospitals in Kolkata and Diamond Harbour.
The death toll, according to authorities, may rise as some of those admitted to hospital are in critical condition.
The incident took place in Sangrampur village - 70 kms from Kolkata.
The mishap occurred after the victims consumed country liquor on Tuesday night at a hooch den near Sangrampur railway station.
Angry locals demolished the liquor den on Wednesday morning. Senior district police officers are camping in the area, which is under the Diamond Harbour sub-division. A medical team has been rushed to the area.
(With inputs from IANS)