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UP hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 32, over two dozen critical

india Updated: Jul 19, 2016 11:56 IST
UP hooch tragedy

Relatives grieve after several people died due to consumption of spurious liquor in Farukhabad.(PTI Photo)

The toll in the spurious liquor tragedy climbed to 32 on Monday while over two dozen people were battling for life after consuming the hooch in Etah and neighbouring districts.

While 28 people have died so far in Etah, four died in Farukhabad, taking the toll to 32, officials said here.

“28 people have died in the district in the liquor tragedy,” Etah district magistrate Ajay Yadav said.

He said 21 deaths had occurred till Sunday and seven more died overnight.

Ajit Kumar, SDM of Kayamganj in Farukhabad confirmed four deaths due to the spurious liquor.

Three people had died till Sunday and another died later, he said.

The condition of over two dozen people admitted in various hospitals in Etah and Saifai, after they consumed the spurious liquor, was stated to be critical.

The main accused Sripal has been arrested and 11 officials from excise department and police have also been suspended.

The DM has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the families of the deceased.