Hyderabad: As many as 40 persons including some women were hospitalised when they took ill after consuming adulterated toddy in Toopran mandal of neighbouring Medak district today, police said.
    
Some villagers of Kalkal who had consumed toddy in the last two days complained of vomiting and other health problems on Tuesday morning and were shifted to a nearby hospital, they said.
    
"So far 40 persons including some women have been shifted to a hospital in Toopran while scores of others who complained of headache have been treated at a health camp organised in Kalkal itself," a senior police officer told from Toopran.
    
It is suspected that the villagers consumed adulterated toddy bought from local shops, he added.
    
Excise officials picked up the persons who sold the toddy and was questioning them while the toddy samples were also collected from the shops.
    
Further investigations were underway.


(Agencies)

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