Punjab: Two die, 30 fall ill after Food poisoning..


Kapurthala: A Painful incident came in light in Punjab's Kapurthala town, two children died and nearly 30 others were rushed to hospital following suspected food poisoning in a home for mentally challenged children, police said on tuesday.

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Jyoti,16, died on Monday late night while Shotu, 14, died during treatment at civil hospital on today morning. Apart from this, 25 children and five adults are still undergoing treatment. 

The deaths are suspected due to food poisoning. District officials have collected samples of food items served to the differently abled children on Monday evening.

The children complained of vomiting and stomach ache after having food. However, the management took some time in informing local health officials about the incident due to which medical attention was delayed, the sources said. Deputy Commissioner Jaskiran Singh said a probe was being conducted into the incident.

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