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Punjab hooch tragedy toll rises to 98


A man undergoes treatment after allegedly drinking spurious liquor, at Civil Hospital in Tarn Taran district, Punjab on August 2, 2020. | Photo Credit: PTI

The death toll in the hooch tragedy in three districts of Punjab has risen to 98, officials told The Hindu on Sunday.

At least 98 people have died over the past over three days — 75 in Tarn Taran, 12 in Amritsar rural and 11 in Gurdaspur’s Batala town, allegedly after consumption of spurious liquor.

“So far 75 people have died in Tarn Taran,” said its Deputy Commissioner Kulwant Singh. Gurdaspur Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Ishfaq said ...


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