8 dead, 18 ill after consuming methyl alcohol
Faizabad, Jul 3 (UNI) At least eight people died and 18 others took ill after consuming methyl alcohol on the Lucknow-Faizabad highway here last night, police today said.
A tanker containing methyl alcohol overturned in Ronauhi area of the district on the Barabanki-Faizabad border.
The villagers mistook the spirit for liquor and drank it in large quantities.
Later, eight people -- both hailing from Barabanki and Faizabad districts--died.
Meanwhile, the others are undergoing treatment in different hospitals, the police added.
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