5 die after drinking spurious liquor

Wednesday 09th December 2015 06:25 EST

Vijaywada: Andhra Pradesh government has announced Rs 500,000 ex-gratia to kin of each of the five victims, who died after consuming spurious liquor in the city, also ordering a magisterial inquiry into the matter. As many as 34 persons fell sick after consuming liquor at Swarna Bar in Krishnalanka area in Vijayawada. Five persons died and the remaining were undergoing treatment in four private hospitals. Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu, who visited the hospital and inquired about the condition of the victims, announced the compensation. Krishna District Collector Babu A. has said that a magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the tragedy and Vijayawada Sub-Collector G. Srujana has been appointed as inquiry officer.

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