Death toll in liquor tragedy in Andhra goes up to eight

Last Updated: Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 19:54

Karimnagar (AP): Death toll in the illicit
liquor tragedy here has gone up to eight, police said today.

Medipalli Sub-Inspector P Kashaiah said four more people
died on Saturday while four others were hospitalised and are

He said four persons died on Friday soon after consuming
the illicit liquor at Mannegudem village, about 80 km from

The liquor contractor M Sudhakar who had supplied the
illicit brew is absconding, he said.

Minister for Higher Education and NRI affairs D Sridhar
Babu visited the village and distributed Rs 7,500 each to the
kin of the victims apart from assuring ex gratia payment of Rs
50,000 to the victims, who are agriculture labourers by

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First Published: Sunday, September 27, 2009 - 19:54

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