At least 26 people have been killed, and dozens are seriously ill, after consuming toxic alcohol over Christmas, in Pakistan.
At least 26 people have died and dozens have been left seriously ill after drinking toxic alcohol over Christmas in Punjab in Pakistan, officials say.
The dead, 24 Christians and two Muslims, consumed the homemade liquor in the city of Toba Tek Singh.
Muslims are forbidden from buying or drinking alcohol in Pakistan – and minorities need a permit to buy liquor.
With alcohol sales tightly regulated, cheap homebrewed spirits often contain poisonous methanol.