The death toll from drinking poisonous liquor in Faisalabad on Saturday reached to at least 17.

According to details, several people fell unconscious after consuming poisonous liquor in different areas of Batala Colony on Friday. The victims were first rushed to private hospitals in the area but later moved to Allied Hospital when their condition deteriorated.

Talking to a private TV channel, CPO Abdul Razzaq Cheema said that two incidents of consuming toxic liquor, one in jurisdiction of Batala Colony Police Station and the second in Gulberg Police Station, occurred in Faisalabad.

According to hospital sources, the deaths occurred after the victims consumed toxic alcohol at a party their friend had thrown in Faisalabad’s Batala Colony. The sources further informed that more than 10 people are still under treatment at the hospital.