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25 Dead, Over 60 Hospitalized After Consumption Of Toxic Alcohol In TN’s Kallakurichi, Governor Raises Alarm

t least 25 people died and over 60 were admitted to hospitals after consuming toxic alcohol in Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu, said district officials on Thursday.

It is expected that the number of deaths may further go up pertaining to the critical conditions of the patients, the officials also added.

District Collector MS Parasnath visited the Government Medical College Hospital where the treatment is going on in the district.

Expressing shock over the deaths State Chief Minister MK Stalin said action had been taken against the officials who could not prevent it.

“I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of the deaths of people who had consumed adulterated liquor in Kallakurichi. Those involved in the crime have been arrested in this matter. Action has also been taken against the officials who failed to prevent it,” said CM Stalin taking to his X handle.

“Immediate action will be taken if the public informs about those involved in such crimes. Such crimes that ruin the society will be suppressed with an iron fist,” he further said.

Meanwhile, the state Governor RN Ravi expressed his condolences over the incident and prayed for speedy recovery of those under treatment.

“I was very shocked to know that many lives were lost in Kallakurichi due to consumption of counterfeit liquor. Many others are fighting for their lives in critical condition. My heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and a speedy recovery to those admitted to the hospitals,” read a post shared by Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan.

Following the incident Tamil Nadu Governor also expressed his concern over continued reports on consumption of toxic alcohol and related deaths across the state.

“From time to time, news emerges from different parts of our state about deaths due to consumption of spurious liquor. They reflect continuing shortcomings in curbing illicit alcohol production and consumption. This is a matter of serious concern,” he said.

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