Hooch claims three lives in Allahabad

Allahabad: Spurious liquor claimed three lives this evening in a remote part of the district.

All the deaths have been reported from localities falling under Mauaima police station of the district's trans-Ganga region, 40 kms from here, Circle Officer Akhilesh Narain Singh said.

The trio returned to their respective homes with pouches of liquor and fell sick within minutes of consuming it, the official said quoting family of the deceased aged between 35-40.

They died before they could be taken to a hospital, Singh said.