Friday, February 19, 2010

Hooch tragedy hits Varanasi; 16 dead

The death toll in the hooch tragedy mounted to 16 on February 18, 2010 after 10 more people died from consuming spurious liquor in Varanasi’s Soyepur village.
Twelve others are undergoing treatment at various hospitals after they fell ill on Wednesday (Februry 17, 2010).
Meanwhile Uttar Pradesh government suspended six employees of the Excise Department and initiated departmental proceedings against two senior officers.

Top: SP leader Shiv Pal Yadav takes the first hand account about hooch tragedy in Soyepur in Varanasi on February 18, 2010.
top 2: Grief-stricken family members of the victims.
Top 3: SYS workers burnt effigy of Excise Department at Maidagin in Varanasi on February 18, 2010 to protest the hooch tragedy.
Top 4: One of the pouches of illicit liquor.
Bottom: Patients undergo treatment after consuming spurious liquor at Shiv Prasad Gupta Hospital in Varanasi on February 17, 2010.
Photo: Samrat

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