130 Indian tea workers killed by bootleg alcohol

At least 130 tea workers in India have died after consuming counterfeit alcohol.

35 people were reported dead in the state of Assam on Sunday, days after about 100 people died in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.

More than 200 are also being treated in hospital.

A police official said 10 people have been arrested over the bootleg drink and an inquiry has been ordered into the tragedy.

The death toll is believed to be the highest since a 2011 case in West Bengal, where more than 170 people died after ingesting bootleg alcohol.

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