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Death toll swells to 16 in hooch incident

Posted on Dec 08, 01:14PM | UNI

With eight more deaths, the toll in yesterday's hooch incident in Godhna Chhotanki Musahartola village under Nawada police station in Bhojpur district rose to 16.

According to police here today, eight more people, who were undergoing treatment at local government hospital, died last night following which casualty in the incident touched 16.

Earlier, the villagers had brought liquor from a local shop and after consuming, several of them were taken ill.

At least eight villagers died a few hours after consuming the spurious liquor, while several others were rushed to local government hospital, where eight died last night in course of treatment.

The matter was being investigated.