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30 April 2019

Pramod Kumar Das


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Bhadrak: Celebrations on conclusion of polls in Odisha turned ugly after six persons were killed and over 20 persons were taken ill on consuming ‘spurious’ liquor in Nimaisahi village under Daulatpur panchayat in Tihidi police limits.

Three among the deceased have been identified as Sadhu Charan Nayak, Sankarshan Das and Rama Chandra Padihari.

Reportedly, the locals in the area had consumed liquor in celebration of Elections concluding in Odisha. Later, several complained of uneasiness and fell unconscious.

They were rushed to Tihidi community health centre (CHC) and later shifted to the Bhadrak district headquarters hospital when their condition worsened. While six of them breathed their last while undergoing treatment, others are still in critical condition and have been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.

Meanwhile, Bhadrak Collector Gyana Das is taking stock of the situation. A special team from Bhubaneswar has been deputed to probe into the matter. On the other hand, hundreds of villagers blocked Tihidi-Chandbali road demanding compensation.

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Gyana Das, Collector, Bhadrak