Mumbai hooch toll crosses 90, CM orders probe

At least 90 deaths due to consumption of spurious liquor at the Laxmi Nagar slum in Malwani area of Mumbai have been confirmed. the toll may rise as 37 others are undergoing treatment at various hospitals, according to reports.

The tragedy occurred in suburban Malad on Wednesday night and the victims started showing symptoms soon after. The biggest reason behind the high death toll was the delay in seeking State treatment, doctors say.

While Reserve Police Force (SRPF) personnel have been deployed round the clock for security, the Malwani crematorium has been working overtime with families of victims are in queue with the bodies.

The hooch tragedy is said to be the second biggest over the last decade. in 2004, spurious liquor took 87 lives in suburban Vikhroli.

While four excise officials have been suspended so far, Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Devendra Fadnavis, has ordered an inquiry into the accident.

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