116 hospitalized for food poisoning in Himachal



Nahan, Nov 20:  As many as 116 were hospitalized after taking poisoned meal in a marriage party last night. 91 have been admitted at regional hospital here and 25 at Paonta sahib and are reported out of danger, senior administrative officer confirmed.

Deputy Commissioner Sirmour Mira Mohanti said that all the patients had gone to attend  a marriage party at Haripur khaul villages in Nahan tehsil of sirmour district last night, complaining of vomiting and dysentery after taking meal. All the patients were rushed to nearest Paonta regional hospital where 91 serious patients were referred to regional hospital Nahan. All the patients were being given free treatment along with diet, while sample of food and water consumed by patients had been sent for testing. Polluted water could be the reason of food poisoning, the deputy commissioner added.

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