Odisha: Seventy fall ill after consuming Ganesh Chaturti 'prasad' in Balasore school

At least 70 people, mostly students, fell ill after taking 'prasad' during Ganesh chaturthi festival in a school in Balasore district, officials said on Sunday.

PTI August 27, 2017 14:12:25 IST
Odisha: Seventy fall ill after consuming Ganesh Chaturti 'prasad' in Balasore school

Balasore (Odisha): At least 70 people, mostly students, fell ill after taking 'prasad' during Ganesh chaturthi festival in a school in Balasore district, officials said on Sunday.

Odisha Seventy fall ill after consuming Ganesh Chaturti prasad in Balasore school

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After taking 'prasad' in school premises at Nuagaon around 70 people including students, parents and school staff complained of vomiting, nausea and loose motion on Saturday, they said.

They were shifted to nearby hospitals at Baliapal and Basta for treatment.

Chief medical officer of Balasore district, Bibekananda Das said contaminated food was suspected to have caused the incident.

A medical team was sent to the school and all the affected persons have recovered from illness, he said.

An inquiry has been ordered into the incident and food samples have been sent for examination, said a senior official.

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