Tamil Nadu Hooch Tragedy: 63 people have died so far due to poisonous liquor in Tamil Nadu, AIADMK raised the issue in the assembly

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Tamil Nadu state Chief Minister MK Stalin has said that poisonous methanol was mixed into the locally prepared arrack drink, leading to the death of several people within hours of consuming the illicit liquor.

The death toll due to consumption of poisonous illicit liquor in Tamil Nadu has risen to 63. Many victims succumbed to the poisonous liquor in the hospital. Tamil Nadu state Chief Minister MK Stalin has said that poisonous methanol was mixed in the locally prepared arrack drink, causing many people to die within a few hours of consuming the illicit liquor.

More than 100 people were rushed to hospital, but some were so ill that doctors could not save them. An AFP photographer who visited the worst-hit Kallakurichi district during the first wave of deaths described how the sky was blackened by plumes of smoke rising from funeral pyres, and sobbing relatives gathered to mourn. Hundreds of people die each year in India from cheap alcohol made in backstreet distilleries, but this poisoning is one of the worst in recent years.

There was an uproar in Parliament over this incident. Opposition AIADMK MLAs were suspended from the Tamil Nadu Assembly for a day on Tuesday for creating chaos in the House. Stalin said that they should have stayed there for the discussion. They deliberately wanted to create chaos. The Speaker was forced to throw them out of the Assembly. I requested the Speaker to allow the opposition to remain present for the discussion on Kallakurichi. The Speaker accepted my request but they are still creating disruptions. The Chief Minister stressed that the victory of the India Block in the Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu has shaken the AIADMK. The faction won all 39 parliamentary seats in the state.

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