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Meghalaya: 14 labourers die of suspected food poisoning

14 road construction workers died Sunday night after reportedly consuming wild fruits, at Saipung in Meghalaya's East Khasi Hills district.

india Updated: Apr 07, 2015 11:55 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times

The police on Monday discovered the bodies of 14 road construction workers at Saipung in Meghalaya's East Jaintia Hills district. The labourers died of suspected food poisoning.

"The men died 12-14 hours before we found their bodies. We found traces of some wild fruits in the chutney they possibly consumed Sunday evening" the district's deputy superintendent of police Marion SH Nonghuloo told HT from district headquarters Khliehriat.

The police have found no evidence of any foul play. "We are awaiting the autopsy report for ascertaining the cause of death," Nonghuloo said.

The labourers, yet to be identified, were from Assam.

First Published: Apr 07, 2015 11:38 IST