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Andhra Pradesh: ‘Spurious liquor’ kills six in Vijayawada

Vijayawada Police Commissioner Gautam Sawang said the condition of the 15 people who had been admitted to various hospitals in semi-conscious state was critical.

Hyderabad |
Updated: December 8, 2015 7:31:30 am

Six people died and 15 others were battling for lives in Vijayawada on Monday, after they had consumed alcohol that had allegedly been mixed with cheap illicit liquor.

Vijayawada Police Commissioner Gautam Sawang said the condition of the 15 people who had been admitted to various hospitals in semi-conscious state was critical.

At least 25 daily workers, from the outskirts of Vijayawada, consumed liquor at the bar of a reputed hotel before heading out to work Monday morning. Police said they suspected that Indian-made foreign liquor was mixed with illicit liquor or the IMFL itself may have been contaminated. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu announced ex-gratia of Rs 5 lakh each to the families of the deceased.

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