24 people die in Toba Tek Singh from toxic liquor


TOBA TEK SINGH: At least 24 people, mostly Christians , were killed and around 45 affected after consuming toxic liquor on Christmas Eve in here, police officials said Tuesday.

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The incident happened at a Christian colony in Toba Tek Singh town of Punjab, over 200 miles in south of capital city of Islamabad.

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“Residents in Mubarakabad Basti brewed liquor on Christmas Eve and consumed it. The liquor, which turned out to be toxic, killed 24 people and seriously affected 50 others,” a local police official Muhammad Nadeem earlier told a foreign news agency.

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