155 Dead; Assam Lawmaker Alleges Officials Linked With Hooch Sellers | Read

PUBLISHED ON: February 25, 2019 | Duration: 3 min, 28 sec

  
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Over 150 people, most of them tea garden workers, have died in one of the worst hooch tragedies in Assam. Over 90 are dead in Golaghat and the rest in Jorhat. The number of deaths is likely to go up district administrative officials have told NDTV. Most of the victims are from Golaghat's Khumtai region. Local BJP lawmaker from Khumtai, Mrinal Saikia told NDTV that 150 patients are being treated at the civil hospital in the district and the more critical ones have been sent to Jorhat Medical College. The rush of new patients, have gone down since yesterday afternoon, said senior district administration officer, Dhiren Hazarika.
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