At least ten people have died after consuming sanitizer as an alternative to liquor in Praksasam district of India’s Andhra Pradesh.
The incident took place at Kurichedu village of the district. With all the liquor shops closed amid coronavirus pandemic, the ten sipped hand sanitizer freely available in medical shops, The Hindu reports quoting police sources.
Two of them died on Thursday night while the rest died this morning.
On information, police went to the spot and seized some empty sanitizer bottles.
When asked, a survivor disclosed that they had been consuming hand sanitizer for the last few days being failed to get liquor.