LUCKNOW/DEHRADUN: As many as 42 persons have died after consuming spurious liquor in several districts across UP and Uttarakhand.
Most of the deaths were reported from Haridwar in Uttarakhand apart from UP's Saharanpur and Kushingar districts. There were also deaths reported from Kushinagar and Roorkee.
While UP government has ordered a probe, it has also announced cash compensation to kin of the dead. Action has been taken against excise officers.
[February 8, 2019 NewsBits.in]