Marriage feast leaves 35 ill in Tripura

Thirty-five people were taken ill and admitted to various hospitals after eating at a marriage feast in Tripura Sunday night, an official said Monday.

Agartala, July 7 (IANS) Thirty-five people were taken ill and admitted to various hospitals after eating at a marriage feast in Tripura Sunday night, an official said Monday.

The condition of five people is critical and they have been shifted to the government-run Tripura Medical College here.
"A total of 35 people, including women, fell ill after eating dinner at a marriage ceremony in Madhupur village of western Tripura. They were admitted to various government hospitals. Condition of five people is serious," a health department spokesperson said.

According to doctors, the people fell ill because of food poisoning.

Officials have collected a sample of the food served at the marriage ceremony for testing.

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