Simdega (J’khand), Jun 30 (PTI) Six persons, including three women, died while eight others fell sick after consuming local rice beer (hadia) in Simdega district, a top district official said today. Also Read - Highlights IND vs AUS 4th Test Day 3 Gabba, Brisbane Today's Match AS IT HAPPENED: Washington Sundar-Shardul Thakur Lead India Comeback; Australia Lead by 54 Runs

Deputy Commissioner of Simdega Jata Shankar Choudhary said some people consumed the local rice beer prepared at the house of a woman, identified as Phoolgencia Bhengra, at Keria Ghattari village of the district. Also Read - Planning a Trip to Singapore During COVID-19? Now, PCR Test Mandatory on Arrival

Six persons died after consuming it, while eight others fell sick, he said. Also Read - Farmers Can Ask For What They Want Except Repeal of Farm Laws: Agriculture Minister

Three persons have been referred to the Rajendra Institute of Medical Sciences in Ranchi by the local hospital, while two others have been admitted to a hospital at Rourkela in neighbouring Odisha.

The bodies have been handed over to the Sadar Hospital for post-mortem, the DC said, adding that further investigation was underway.

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