Colour poisoning: Over 170 kids fall ill in Mumbai

Last Updated: Friday, March 9, 2012 - 00:03

Zeenews Bureau

Mumbai: Holi celebrations in Dharavi slums turned sour after over 170 persons, majority being children, suffered from poisoning following use of spurious colour.

Over 50 children, majority between 5-15 years of age, were admitted to Sion Hospital after they complained of vomiting and nausea after they played with colours in the morning.

As per reports, spurious colour, containing chemicals, had caused poisoning.

Some of the kids have been shifted to the ICU, reports further added.

Home Minister RR Patil is due to visit the hospital later in the evening.

First Published: Thursday, March 8, 2012 - 17:00

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