6 die after consuming liquor found in dump yard; death toll may increase
Feb 25, 2019, 12:58 PM IST
Visakhapatnam: Six people died and many were critical after consuming alcohol found in a dump yard in Uppara Colony, Visakhapatnam.
A group of 20 rag pickers found a plastic can containing liquor in a dump yard on Saturday. Police said that the group mistook it for alcohol made of mahua flowers because of its fragrance and consumed it.
Few of them complained of sickness and nausea a few hours after consumption. 10 people are still undergoing treatment and their condition is critical.
The Gajuwaka police inspector K Rama Rao said that investigation to find out the contents of the consumed liquor is currently underway. They also expect the death toll to rise.