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25 dead, over 60 hospitalised after consuming illicit liquor in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi | India News

NEW DELHI: At least 25 individuals lost their lives, and over 60 people were admitted to hospitals after allegedly consuming illicit liquor in the Kallakurichi district of Tamil Nadu, according to officials on Thursday. There are fears that the death toll may increase further.
MS Prasanth, the district collector of Kallakurichi, paid a visit to the patients receiving treatment at the Government Medical College Hospital in the district.
Chief minister MK Stalin expressed his shock and sadness over the deaths and said, “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.”
“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,” Stalin added.

Tamil Nadu governor RN Ravi also expressed his condolences for the lives lost and wished for the swift recovery of those affected.
In a post shared by the Tamil Nadu Raj Bhavan, he mentioned, “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.”
The governor also raised concerns about the recurring reports of deaths caused by the consumption of illicit liquor from various parts of the state. The post further said, “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.”

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