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9 die in Andhra after drinking hand sanitiser

Jul 31, 2020 15:05 IST

At least nine people have died in two days after consuming alcohol-based hand sanitiser in Andhra Pradesh’s Prakasam district, the Hindustan Times has reported. The tragedy took place in Kurichedu town. According to the police, the deceased drank sanitiser due to non-availability of alcohol due to lockdown in the town. Three of the deceased are believed to be beggars and the remaining are the local slum dwellers. In all, 20 people are believed to have consumed sanitiser in the last two days, the report added.

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