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UP hooch tragedy toll climbs to 29

IANS  |  Lucknow 

With the death of one more person on Saturday, the death toll in the hooch has climbed to 29, officials said.

The victim, from district, died on Saturday morning at a hospital where he was being treated for the past two days, an official told IANS.

With this death, the toll alone in rose to 11.

Alok Kumar Pandey, of Saharanpur, another district where illicit liquor has claimed 18 live till now, said that 42 people were still being treated in various medical facilities.

He said the victims had attended a funeral in neighbouring Balupur, Haridwar, and had consumed liquor there. They fell ill thereafter.

Meanwhile, the state police, at the instructions of Yogi Adityanath, has started a crackdown on illicit liquor manufacture and sales.

Raids have been conducted in various parts of the state including Banda where a large quantity of illicit liquor was seized.

The has already suspended the of Kushinagar, among many others.

--IANS

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First Published: Sat, February 09 2019. 08:42 IST
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