Amaravati, July 31
Unable to get liquor as a result of Covid induced lockdown in place, ten individuals died after consuming sanitiser in Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh, police stated on Friday.
While three individuals died on Thursday, seven succumbed on Friday. The incident occurred in Kurichedu mandal headquarters in Prakasam district.
As the liquor retailers on the town and surrounding villages have been closed for the final 10 days because of lockdown, the ordinary drinkers had began consuming sanitiser used for hand hygiene.
The deceased embrace three beggars. Two of them who used to beg at an area temple complained of extreme burning sensation of their stomachs on Thursday night time. While a person died instantaneously, one other was shifted to a hospital at Darsi the place he succumbed whereas present process therapy.
Another 28-year-old man, who had consumed nation made liquor blended with sanitiser, additionally fell unconscious at his residence. He died whereas being shifted to hospital.
Six extra have been rushed to hospital within the early hours of Friday and so they all succumbed. Police have been looking for out if extra individuals have been delivered to hospital with related complaints.
Superintendent of Police Siddharth Kaushal ordered a probe into the incident. He stated sanitisers have been seized from retailers within the space and despatched for chemical evaluation.
Police have been making an attempt to determine if the victims have been utilizing solely sanitisers or mixing it with another chemical compounds.
Due to lockdown in Kurichedu and surrounding villages in view of the spike in COVID-19 circumstances, liquor retailers have been closed for the final 10 days.