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Etah Hooch Tragedy: Death toll mounts to 26

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Published on 18 July 2016 7:19 AM GMT

Etah Hooch Tragedy: Death toll mounts to 26
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Etah: Death toll in the Etah hooch tragedy has risen to 26 on Monday, while over fifty people are still being treated in various hospitals. 22 casualties were reported in Etah and four others died in adjoining district Farrukhabad.

Police raids at various places:

  • Police teams have raided several areas across the district
  • Huge quantity of illicit liquor recovered from various places including Bareilly, Kushinagar, Bijnore, Allahabad, Sonbhadra, Etah, Mau and Kanpur Dehat
  • The main accused in the hooch tragedy, Sripal was arrested from Nayagaon area on Saturday night

Uttar Pradesh government took stern action against the local authorities by suspending five government employees, including three from the excise department.

The incident occurred on Friday evening when several people from Luhari Darwaja and adjacent Laukhera village fell ill after consuming spurious liquor.

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