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Tamil Nadu: 25 dead, over 60 hospitalised in Kallakurichi after consuming illicit liqour

First Published: 20th June, 2024 8:15 IST

TN Governor RN Ravi condoled the deaths and wished for a speedyrecovery of the victims.

At least 25 people died and more than 60 people were hospitalized after reportedly consuming illicit liquor in Tamil Nadu’s Kallakurichi district, officials said. The officials have expressed concern that the death toll may go up.

Kallakurichi District Collector MS Prasanth visited those undergoing
treatment in Government Medical College Hospital in the district.

Chief Minister MK Stalin expressed shock over the deaths and said that
action had been taken against officials who failed to 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,” Stalin said in a post on X.

“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 added.

TN Governor RN Ravi condoled the deaths and wished for a speedy
recovery of the victims.

The governor raised concern on continued reports on deaths due to
consumption of spurious liquor from different partsof 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,” the post further
stated. (ANI)

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