Bhubaneswar: In a hooch tragedy, three persons were killed and two others became serious after consuming spurious liquor in Doulatapur gram panchayat under Tihidi police limits in Bhadrak district last night.
The deceased were identified as Ramchandra Padhihari, Sadhu Charan Nayak and Shankarsana Das, all residents of Doulatpur GP.
According to reports, the three fell ill soon after consuming liquor last night. Though all the affected persons were rushed to Tihidi hospital, doctors declared three of them dead after a few minutes of treatment. The two others have now been shifted to SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack.
Meanwhile, tension ran high in the area as locals blocked the Bhadrak-Chandabali road at Pirahaat. Due to road blockade, vehicular movement has been disrupted.