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100 taken ill after having food at marriage in Basallihundi village

Staff Correspondent

Condition of 11 of 30 children admitted to K.R. Hospital stated to be serious Victims said to be residents of Basallihundi and Hebya villages



DEADLY FEAST: Doctors at K.R. Hospital in Mysore attending to children who have been admitted for suspected food poisoning on Monday.

MYSORE: More than 100 people, including 30 children, who participated in a marriage function at Basallihundi village near here on Sunday, have taken ill following suspected food poisoning. The condition of 11 children admitted to K.R. Hospital here is said to be serious.

According to sources, the people consumed food at a marriage function in Basallihundi on Sunday afternoon.

The victims are said to be residents of Basallihundi village in Mysore taluk and Hebya village in Nanjangud taluk. While the bridegroom belongs to Basallihundi, the bride hails from Hebya village.

Sources said that some vomited soon after consuming the food, some complained of severe exhaustion by evening following symptoms of dysentery. It is learnt that the number of people complaining of exhaustion increased by evening, prompting their relatives to call the doctors.

One of the village heads, Nanjundasway, also a taluk panchayat member, is learnt to have informed the doctors in K.R. Hospital, and a team of four doctors arrived at Basallihundi to examine those complaining of exhaustion and fever.

While 43 people have been admitted to E.D. Hospital on KRS Road, 50 others, including 30 children, have been admitted to K.R. Hospital and 10 have been admitted to a private nursing home near Siddappa Square.

Doctors in the Children's' Ward at K.R. Hospital said that the condition of 11 children is serious and that they have been provided treatment in the emergency ward.

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