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Two kids die in Tripura after eating `prasad`

Last Updated: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 14:50

Agartala: Two children died and 30 people were hospitalised after eating poisonous `prasad` (sacrament) in Tripura, an official said here Saturday.

The condition of 10 people is critical.
"A total of 32 people, including children and women, took ill after eating `prasad` at a religious function in Dharmanagar of northern Tripura Friday night. Two children died while others were being treated at a government hospital," a health department spokesman told reporters.

A medical team was also rushed to the Maheshpur village, 195 km north of here, for providing medical support.
A sample of the `prasad` has been collected for testing.

The official said: "If necessary, the health department would organise health camps for the sick people in Kanchanpur."

First Published: Saturday, January 11, 2014 - 14:50
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