In two separate incidents, over 2 dozen people were killed by consuming spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
While 16 have been reportedly found dead in Saharanpur, in adjoining Haridwar district, 12 deaths have been reported.
As per the reports, the casualties ave also been reported from Kushinagar and Roorkee.
The incident came to light on Friday morning after five deaths were reported in Saharanpur’s Umahi village and 10 people were hospitalised in serious condition. Locals said that they had consumed spurious liquor. Many were taken ill and are undergoing treatment at various hospitals. The condition of the admitted remain critical
Following the incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.
He also announced Rs 2 lakh compensation to the kin of deceased.
More details in the case will be updates soon.