With this death, the toll alone in Kushinagar rose to 11.
Alok Kumar Pandey, District Magistrate 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 Chief Minister 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 state government has already suspended the District Excise Officer and District Excise Inspector of Kushinagar, among many others.
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