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MP Morena spurious liquor consumption: Death toll rises to 20

Jan 13, 2021 12:41 IST

Twenty people have died after consuming poisonous liquor in Madhya Pradesh’s Morena district. This is second such incident in the state in the last three months. As per preliminary reports, some residents of Manpur and Pahawali villages in Morena district consumed a white-colored liquor on Monday night. Later, people in some other nearby villages also fell ill after consuming suspected spurious liquor. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan have termed the incident as "tragic" and ordered suspension of the Morena district excise officer for negligence. He said stern action will be taken against the guilty. An investigation into the tragedy has been ordered and four government officials, including policemen, have been suspended.

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