Vypeen alcohol poisonings

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The Vypeen alcohol poisonings killed an estimated 77 people in 1982 in Vypeen near Kochi in Indian state of Kerala. Hundreds of people, mostly fish workers and other labour people, drank spurious liquor supplied by several Government-licensed arrack shops.[1] The tragedy occurred on the Onam day of 1982 and killed 77 people, blinded 63, crippled 15 and reduced nearly 650 families were to penury.[2] When victims of this killer brew were hospitalized, doctors identified signs of methanol poisoning.[3]

See also[]

List of alcohol poisonings in India


  1. ^ "Kerala News : Rum and brandy replace arrack". The Hindu. 28 August 2007. Archived from the original on 20 November 2007. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Vypin Island liquor tragedy | NewsGrab". cmpaul.wordpress.com. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ September 21, Sreedhar Pillai; September 30, 2013 ISSUE DATE; September 2, 1982UPDATED; Ist, 2014 12:31. "Kerala's liquor tragedy: Illegal arrack claims 72 lives". India Today. Retrieved 10 November 2020.CS1 maint: numeric names: authors list (link)

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