Angul, Oct 28: Excise Minister Niranjan Pujari has ordered an inquiry into the deaths of labourers after allegedly consuming poisonous liquor in Pathargarh under the Purunakote police limits in the district.
Pujari has ordered the district Collector to investigate and submit a report in the matter.
As many as four persons have died within three days after allegedly consuming poisonous liquor. The family of the deceased, who died of alcohol poisoning, has complained in the police.
Some more labourers who had consumed the poisonous liquor are serious and have been admitted in SCB Medical College Hospital in Cuttack.