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Afternoon briefing: Death toll rises in Kallakuruchi hooch tragedy, ‘NEET’ jeers in Lok


The death toll in the Kallakurichi hooch tragedy in Tamil Nadu rose to 57 on Monday, according to the updated information by the district administration. As of now, 156 people are receiving treatment in multiple government hospitals. A total of 110 persons are undergoing treatment at the Kallakurichi Government Medical College hospital. Twelve persons are admitted at Puducherry, 20 persons are undergoing treatment at Salem and four in the Villupuram government hospital, said the district administration. Dig deeper

Kallakurichi: Health officials interact with locals after the recent liquor tragedy, in Kallakurichi.(PTI)
Kallakurichi: Health officials interact with locals after the recent liquor tragedy, in Kallakurichi.(PTI)

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