Three dead, 6,200 sick in China after drinking tainted milk: govt

Updated on Sep 17, 2008 08:35 AM IST

Three babies have died and more than 6,200 others fell ill after drinking tainted milk powder in China, Health Minister Chen Zhu told reporters on Wednesday.

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AFP | By, Beijing

Three babies have died and more than 6,200 others fell ill after drinking tainted milk powder in China, Health Minister Chen Zhu told reporters on Wednesday.

Most of the 6,244 babies who fell ill had only slight symptoms but 1,327 remain in hospital, Chen said.

Of those in hospital, 158 are in a serious condition, he said.

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