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Hundreds taken ill after wedding feast

ANYWHERE BETWEEN 300 to 400 persons, including scores of women and children, were taken ill after consuming food in a marriage ceremony in Ranipura area this afternoon. Over 1,000 people took food at the marriage ceremony.

india Updated: May 16, 2006 23:53 IST

ANYWHERE BETWEEN 300 to 400 persons, including scores of women and children, were taken ill after consuming food in a marriage ceremony in Ranipura area this afternoon. Over 1,000 people took food at the marriage ceremony.

Doctors at the MY Hospital, where around 50 patients have been admitted, said the condition of none of them was very serious. Most of the victims of the food poisoning were from the groom’s side and had come from Bhilwara and Udaipur in Rajasthan.

Iqbal and his wife Nafisa, who had come with the groom from Bhilwara, pointing at themselves said that not everyone who had taken food had fallen ill. He looked fine and so did Nafisa, but they had come to the MY Hospital with relatives who were affected.

Iqbal, who is the groom’s uncle, said that they had come to take part in the marriage of Abeda, daughter of Babu Bhai ‘Kabjewala’ of Ranipura and Wahid Hussain, the groom, who hails from Bhilwara. The Nikah ceremony was held at around 1 pm and people started eating at around 2 pm. The first signs of trouble started at around 5 pm when people, especially women and children, started vomiting and having loose motions.

Many were brought to the MY Hospital, while others were admitted to nearby private hospitals for treatment. Some had got themselves admitted just as a precautionary measure. BJP Minority Cell City unit president Mubarak Khan and Rafiq Khan, who were from the girl’s side, said that those who ate a preparation made out of ‘khopra’ had taken ill. This could not be confirmed by doctors who were too busy attending to the patients.

At MY Hospital, all patients had been admitted to Ward Nos 25, 26 and 28. Many were groaning with pain and complaining that the doctors were not attending to them properly.