Visakhapatnam: Three persons died after consuming surgical spirit mistaking it as country liquor in Kasimkota village near Anakapalle in the district on Sunday. They had consumed the spirit on Saturday evening along with three others who are said to be recovering in hospital.
According to police, V. Nookaraju (61), P Anand (56), P Apparao (52), V Manikyam, V Satyarao and Sathibabu had a party in Kasimkota on Saturday evening. They consumed surgical spirit thinking it to be country liquor.
Three of them fell ill immediately and Nookaraju died on way to hospital while Anand died at home. P. Apparao was rushed to the King George Hospital in the city where he died.
Police are investigating.