70 fall sick due to food poisoning in Bangladesh

20:51, April 01, 2010      

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Some 70 people fell sick after eating leftover wedding food in Bangladesh's northwestern Rangpur district town, some 304 km away from the capital Dhaka, early Thursday.

They were admitted to local hospitals.

Quoting local sources, leading English newspaper The Daily Star in its online edition said a wedding party was held at a community center in the town Wednesday night.

After the party, the leftover food was distributed among the poor people of that area at night.

The people ate the food and started vomiting and also complained of abdominal pain. It might be an incident of food poisoning, the report added quoting hospital sources.

Earlier, some 780 students of nine primary schools in Bangladesh reportedly fell sick after having eaten biscuits distributed under a feeding program of the World Food Program in June last year.



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