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Death toll from India toxic liquor rises to 170

The death toll from a mass poisoning in eastern India caused by toxic home-brewed alcohol climbed to 170 Friday, as police made more arrests and destroyed dozens of illegal distilleries. “We now have 170 confirmed dead,” Shyamapada Basak, health services director of West Bengal state told AFP. He added that…

Passenger trains collide head-on in India

An express train collided head on with another passenger train in eastern India on Sunday, the Press Trust of India news agency reported. The engine of the Guwahati-Bangalore express derailed after it crashed into a local train in the Malda district of West Bengal, around 350 kilometres (220 miles) north…