The toll in Barabanki hooch tragedy has soared to 14 after death of one more person in hospital during treatment.
Police sources here on Sunday said Shiv Prakash Gautam (40), admitted after consuming spirit alcohol, died during treatment in district hospital.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had expressed profound grief over the deaths in the hooch tragedy in Barabanki and announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh to the family of each of the deceased.However, District Magistrate Akhilesh Tiwari had submitted his report to the administration confirming only three deaths due to consumption of spirit alcohol.
The DM said besides three deaths due to liquor, one person died due to heart attack, two after being taken ill due to cold and five others died due to different diseases. He said the families of deceased told that they were taken ill after consuming spirit and were rushed to a hospital where they died.