February 22, 2022
Five persons died and over a dozen fell ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor sold at a licensed country liquor shop in Mahul town area under Ahraula police station in Azamgarh district.
According to the reports, the tragedy took place just a day after a hooch manufacturing unit was unearthed in Sidhari area of Azamgarh on Sunday and 1,020 liters of rectified spirit was recovered.
SP Azamgarh Anurag Arya said “The death of five persons after consuming spurious liquor have been confirmed so far and their bodies have been sent for post mortem examination.”
The report further added that of the nearly 41 persons who had consumed liquor after purchasing it from a licensed country liquor shop on Sunday and Monday, 12 had health complications and the condition of two was deteriorating sharply.
Divisional commissioner Azamgarh, Vijay Vishwas Pant, who was camping at the district hospital, said that treatment of persons with health complications was underway and dialysis of two serious patients had also been started. He said “Some private hospitals having dialysis facilities have also been kept on alert. Currently, the entire focus is on avoiding further casualties by ensuring proper treatment.”
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