At least nine persons in India die after consuming sanitiser

At least nine persons have died in India over the last two days after consuming sanitiser with a high level of alcohol content.

A leading official of Kurichedu Police said this is happening to alcoholics and because alcohol in unavailable as a result of the lockdown they are turning to the consumption of sanitiser which is more readily available.

Others persons who consumed sanitiser have now been released from hospital.

An investigation on the deaths is underway.