Over 80 DMK workers hospitalised due to food poisoning

Eighty two DMK members were admitted to the Erode Government Hospital with symptoms of food poisoning after they consumed `chicken briyani` at a party meeting here, police said on Monday.

Updated: May 20, 2013, 11:48 AM IST

Erode: Eighty two DMK members were admitted to the Erode Government Hospital with symptoms of food poisoning after they consumed `chicken briyani` at a party meeting here, police said on Monday.

The meeting was organised by DMK district secretary and former minister N K K P Raja yesterday in connection with organisational polls in the district.

The chicken delicacy was served after the meeting was over and some of those who consumed it later started vomiting and fainted, sources said.
Hospital sources said food poisoning was the main cause of the incident, adding, while four women were discharged early today, the rest were discharged last night.

PTI