STORY: ILLICIT LIQUOR KILLS 33 IN INDIADATELINE: Dec. 15, 2011LENGTH: 0:00:34LOCATION: New DelhiVOAt least 33 people have died after consuming illicit liquor in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal.Police warned the death toll could rise as more than 100 other victims were in hospitals.The incident occurred when the villagers drank the liquor Tuesday night near a railway station and they started vomiting, losing control and complaining of serious stomach pain. Officials said all victims belonged to Sangrampur village andhad visited the same hooch den.Angry residents demolished some illegal liquor shops. Four people have been arrested.Selling of illicit liquor is common in villages in India and many people fall ill and some even die consuming the drinks.
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