Hooch banned after deaths

Ramechhap, August 9:

Ramechhap District Administration Office has banned the sale and distribution of spurious alcoholic drink Sophie across the district. The ban was imposed after seven persons died in the district after drinking Sophie last week. Those dead were from Bhirpani, Makadum and Khanddevi village development committees of the district.

“The sale and distribution of the drink was banned after the District Public Health Office revealed that seven persons died last week after drinking Sophie,” assistant chief district officer Krishna Gaire said.