Khurda: Five persons were taken critically ill after they allegedly consumed liquor during a feast at Baradi village under Tangi police limit in Khurda district on Tuesday.
The victims have been identified as Fakir Behera, Jujhi Behera, Mahendra Behera, Sarat Behera, and Banamabara Behera of Soran village.
According to sources, the victims along with few others had organised a feast at Baradi village today. Moments later, after consuming liquor, they complained of uneasiness and nausea.
Following this, the victims were admitted to Tangi Community Health Centre (CHC). Later, they were shifted to a private hospital in Bhubaneswar after their health condition deteriorated.
A preliminary report revealed that the victims fell ill due to overconsumption of liquor, sources added.