KARACHI: Ten people died as a result of drinking poisonous liquor in Mehmoodabad, Karachi last night, Express News reported.
Fifteen people fell ill after drinking liquor on Saturday night and had been shifted to a hospital. Ten of those brought in lost their lives during treatment, while the condition of five is reported to be critical.
The name of one victim who died as a result of the toxic liquor was reported as Saqib, according to police officials.
Police officials have arrested two alleged liquor suppliers responsible for the poisonous liquor in the area, and have sealed off their houses. Officials have been ordered to search the area for other such liquor suppliers.
Wine shops have remained closed in Karachi since four different wine shops were targeted in Karachi within an hour on August 7, leading to an increase in the sales of poisonous and harmful liquor through the black market and amateur brewers.
The wine shops were targeted in Khayaban-e-Muslim, Khayaban-e-Rahat, Seaview in Defence Housing Authority and near Moti Mahel in Gulshan-e-Iqbal.