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Nine people have died after consuming illicit liquor

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By ITN News Editor August 4, 2019 18:59

Nine people have died after consuming illicit liquor

Nine people have died in several areas including Banduragoda, Pallewela and Mirigama after consuming illicit liquor. Another 14 have been admitted to hospitals.
Postmortems of two of the deceased were conducted at
Wathupitiwala hospital. It has been reported that the people who are undergoing treatments at hospitals and those who died, have consumed the illicit liquor from the same place and on the same day. Hospital sources said that some of them who were undergoing treatment at Divulapitiya and Wathupitiwala hospitals have been transferred to Gampaha and Ragama hospitals. The patients who are undergoing treatment at hospitals said that they felt a chemical taste when consuming liquor on that day. Meanwhile, Pallewela police have arrested the main suspect of the illegal liquor racket. Pallewela police have taken steps to send a sample of illicit liquor to the Government Analyst to get a report.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor August 4, 2019 18:59

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