30 fall ill after consuming contaminated buckwheat in Haryana



Ambala: Thirty more people on Wednesday fell ill after consuming food prepared from contaminated buckwheat during Navratras fast in the city, officials said.

The victims were admitted to different nursing homes and civil hospital after they complained of vomiting and stomach pain following consumption of the food items, they said.

Yesterday 15 people were admitted to civil hospital due to food poisoning caused due to consumption of food items prepared from contaminated buckwheat.

Meanwhile, health department officials raided around 10 shops and collected flour samples and sent them to laboratory.

Deputy Commissioner Samir Pal Saro said three teams of Health Department have been constituted, which will raid various grocery shops to check the quality of the flour.

He said strict action will be taken against the shops selling adulterated flour.

PTI