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9 Die in Andhra Pradesh After Consuming Hand Sanitiser in Absence of Alcohol

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Picture for illustration.(Reuters) The incident occurred in Kurichedu city. One individual died late on Wednesday evening and two others died on Thursday evening. Six others additionally succumbed on Friday morning. Information18.com Final Up to date: July 31, 2020, […]

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The incident occurred in Kurichedu city. One individual died late on Wednesday evening and two others died on Thursday evening. Six others additionally succumbed on Friday morning.

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  • Final Up to date: July 31, 2020, 12:47 PM IST

Unable to get alcohol, 9 folks died after consuming alcohol-based hand sanitiser in Prakasam District, Andhra Pradesh, stated the police on Friday.

The incident occurred in Kurichedu city. One individual died late on Wednesday evening and two others died on Thursday evening. Six others additionally succumbed on Friday morning.

The deceased have been recognized as A. Srinu, 25, B. Tirupataiah, 37, G. Ramireddy, 60, Kadiam Ramnaiah, 29, Ramanaiah, 65, Rajireddy, 65, Babu, 40, Charles, 45, Augustine, 47.

Because the liquor retailers on the town and surrounding villages have been closed for the final 10 days resulting from lockdown, they consumed sanitiser used for hand hygiene.

The deceased embody three beggars. Two of them who used to beg at an area temple complained of extreme burning sensation of their stomachs on Thursday evening. Whereas a person died instantaneously, one other was shifted to a hospital at Darsi the place he succumbed whereas present process therapy.

One other 28-year-old man, who had consumed nation made liquor blended with sanitizer, additionally fell unconscious at his house. He died whereas being shifted to the hospital.

Six extra have been rushed to hospital within the early hours of Friday and so they all succumbed to their situation. Police have been looking for out if extra folks have been dropped at hospital with comparable complaints.

Superintendent of Police Siddharth Kaushal ordered a probe into the incident. He stated sanitizers have been seized from retailers within the space and despatched for chemical evaluation.

Police have been attempting to determine if the victims have been utilizing solely sanitizers or mixing it with another chemical compounds.

As a consequence of lockdown in Kurichedu and surrounding villages in view of the spike in COVID-19 circumstances, liquor retailers have been closed for the final 10 days.


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