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Three die, 30 hospitalised after food poisoning in Rajasthan

Three members of a family, including a 7-year-old child, died and 35 others fell ill after they had food at a ‘shraddha’ (ritual for the dead) at Arniya Chauhan village in Bhilwara district, a hospital source said on Thursday.

jaipur Updated: Apr 15, 2016 17:56 IST
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Out of thirty-five, 16 people were referred to Jawahar Lal Nehru Hospital late on Wednesday evening in serious condition.(HT/Representative Photo)

Three members of a family, including a 7-year-old child, died and 35 others fell ill after they had food at a ‘shraddha’ (ritual for the dead) at Arniya Chauhan village in Bhilwara district, a hospital source said on Thursday.

Out of thirty-five, 16 people were referred to Jawahar Lal Nehru Hospital late on Wednesday evening in serious condition.

The deceased were identified as Sita Devi 35, her mother in-law Ramsukhi Devi and 7-year-old Sagar. The feast was organised on Tuesday night at Arniya Chauhan village at Tulsi Ram Khatik’s house on the third anniversary of his father’s death.

“Puri, mix-vegetable and laddu were prepared for the feast,” Deputy CMHO Bhilwara Dr Mushtaq Ahmed said.

Prima-facie, it can be assumed that the vegetable may have been contaminated.