Death toll rises to 41; 20 others’ condition serious

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Toxic liquor case: 27 killed,17 serious

TOBA TEK SINGH, Dec 27 (APP): The death toll of toxic liquor incident in Muhallah Mubarikabad on Tuesday reached to 41 while the condition of 20 others was stated to be serious in Allied Hospital, Faisalabad and DHQ hospital TT Singh.
According to MS DHQ hospital TT Singh, Dr Muhammad Asim Saleemi, 149 people were affected in the incident which occurred on Monday evening.
There was still emergency in the hospital and the best available medical treatment was being provided to the affected persons, he added.
DCO TT Singh Amir Ejaz Akbar said that those injured were being treated at DHQ hospital TT Singh and Allied Hospital Faisalabad where their condition was stated to be serious.
On information, Rescue 1122, police and civil administration reached the localities and shifted the affected people to the hospitals.
In the localities of Mohallah Mubarikabad, and other adjoining areas several people consumed liquor, and soon after dozens of them became severely ill and were shifted to hospitals.
Meanwhile, City police have registered a case and launched a crackdown against toxic liquor sellers in the district. Some men were rounded up as well, said police sources.
DCO and DPO TT Singh have said that investigation of the incident had been started on war-footing and those involved in the incident would be taken to task.
Twenty two, out of 41 dead have been identified as Sajid Masih, Rizwan Masih, Yaqoob Masih, Amin Masih, Shehbaz Masih, Imran, Daniyal, Younis Masih, Asif Razzaq, Aslam Rehmat, Basharat Inayat, Usman Samuel, Yousaf Gulzar, Tanvir Masih, Akram Masih, Yousaf Masih, Kishan, Sajjawal, Rizwan, Latif, Jabbar Sharif and Basharat, hospitals sources said.