196 persons taken ill

Published: 18th August 2013 01:16 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th August 2013 01:53 PM   |  A+A-

Around 196 persons including children were taken ill on Saturday after consuming contaminated food in Basta area of Balasore district on Friday night.

After having food at a feast organised by a member of a minority community, they complained of vomiting, nausea and stomach pain.

They were immediately rushed to Basta and Paunsakuli hospital. A few hours later, more villagers who had consumed the food complained of diarrhoea. CDMO Anup Kumar Ghosh said people fell ill due to food poisoning.                           

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