2 die in Khurda after drinking spurious liquor

Bhubaneswar: In a tragic incident, at least two people died and 18 were hospitalised over the last three days allegedly after consuming spurious liquor in Borigaon village under Veteswar panchayat in Banpur block of Khurda district.

Family members of the deceased alleged two brothers lost their lives after drinking liquor bought from a village shop.

As the information spread, other villagers, who bought liquor from the same village shop, started complaining of stomach pain and vomiting. Sources said 18 villagers have been admitted to MKCG Medical College and Hospital and Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar.

Excise Superintendent and Banpur police station IIC have reached the spot and are investigating the matter. The liquor shop owner has been detained regarding the case, sources added.