No fewer than six persons, between ages 20 and 22 years, died after allegedly consuming a local beverage, Zakami, at a wedding reception at Unguwa Uku, Kano State, a witness has said.
The police also confirmed the incident on Monday but could not confirm the casualty.
A witness, who was at the wedding, said the incident happened at about 10.30 p.m. on Sunday.
According to the witness, the deceased, all males, drank the substance at the party.
The deceased persons collapsed after consuming the intoxicating beverage and died on the way to the hospital.
The Kano State Police Public Relations Officer, Magaji Majiya, confirmed the incident.
He said the police had since commenced investigation into the matter with a view to finding out the cause of the tragedy.
“On receiving the report, we invited the groom; he is currently assisting us in our investigation.
“I cannot confirm the number of deaths until we finish our investigation”, he said.