Three die of suspected food poisoning in Orissa



Phulbani: Three people died and about 20 others fell ill due to suspected food poisoning here, officials said on Friday.

The victims, who were part of a group of about 60 tourists from Sarangagarh area, were returning from Puri, Bhubaneswar and other places when they complained of diarrhoea, chief district medical officer of Kandhamal, NC Behera said.

The three, who died due to suspected food poisoning yesterday, were identified as Sabitri Pradhan, Bibhisan (60) and his son Chinmay (37), while 14 persons were admitted to a hospital at Sarangagarh, he said, adding some others were undergoing treatment at Nayagarh.

The patients had taken food at around five places on their way back, Behera said after a visit to Sarangagarh hospital.

PTI