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5 die, 6 critical after consuming country-made liquor in Azamgarh

The victims are from Kewatahia and Salempur-Raulpur villages of the area. Those in hospital are under observation. The exact cause of death would be clear from the post mortem report, district excise officer said.

lucknow Updated: Jul 07, 2017 16:25 IST
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The exact cause of death would be clear from the post mortem report.
The exact cause of death would be clear from the post mortem report.(Representatitive Photo)

At least five persons died and six others took critically ill allegedly after consuming poisonous liquor in Azamgarh’s Raunapur area late on Thursday night.

The critically ill persons have been admitted to district hospital, said excise officials.

“Locals informed us that around 15 persons have consumed country made liquor on Thursday evening and all of them complained of headache and stomachache after some time,” District excise officer Sudarshan Singh told HT.

Their kin rushed them to the government hospital where five persons died in the wee hours of Friday.

They have been identified as Charitra, Ramvriksh, Shivkumar, Shyam Preet and Ramnarayan.

The victims are from Kewatahia and Salempur-Raulpur villages of the area. Those in hospital are under observation.

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The exact cause of death would be clear from the post mortem report, district excise officer said.

Prima facie it appeared that the liquor they consumed was poisonous and prepared locally. He said the drive to destroy liquor dens in the villages has been launched.