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The industrial methanol was supplied by a local dealer, according to Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi.
On Thursday, Indian police authorities confirmed that the number of people who died after consuming methyl alcohol has risen to 42. In contrast, nearly 100 people remain hospitalized in the western state of Gujurat.
"31 people died after consuming adulterated alcohol in Botad. Another 50 were admitted to hospital in neighboring Bhavnagar district," the commissioner of the city and district of Bhavnagar, Ashok Yadav, said.
A senior police officer, V. Chandrasekar, said that 11 persons were reported dead in the Ahmedabad district due to ingesting methanol.
Home Minister Harsh Sanghavi told local media that during the investigation process, it was revealed that the victims drank industrial methanol supplied by a local dealer.