At least 39 people died and another 27 fell sick from drinking cheap liquor in northern India.
The liquor contained toxic methanol.
According to police, 26 people died in two separate incidents in Uttar Pradesh, and 13 others died in neighbouring state of Uttarakhand.
The majority of the deaths were reported from the village of Balpur in Uttarakhand.
The police said victims consumed liquor during two customary functions on Thursday night.
Eight suspected bootleggers have been arrested.
Police were investigating whether any other people had consumed the same alcohol.
Deaths from illegally brewed alcohol are common in India.
Illicit liquor is cheap and often spiked with chemicals such as pesticides to increase potency.