Alcohol flowed from taps in an apartment in India.

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A mixture of beer, brandy and rum started gushing out of the faucets in the block flats in Kerala, and it turned out the water well had been accidentally contaminated by officials.

It emerged 6,000 litres of confiscated alcohol had been buried nearby, where it had been placed under court orders as it seeped through the soil and into the water well.

Joshy Malyiekkal, the owner of the apartment block, said: ''We were so shocked. The children couldn't go to school and even their parents couldn't go to work.''

The strong smell was enough to put people off from drinking the water, and the discovery meant people were unable to wash.

The process of pumping the well clean could take a month, according to residents.