At least nine children were on Tuesday admitted to a hospital in Gurdaspur district of Punjab as they fell ill after consuming fruits freshly plucked from a tree. According to news agency ANI, the incident occurred at Batala in Gurdaspur district.
According to the parents of the children, they plucked green coloured fruit from a tree and ate it, following which they started vomiting and some of them fell unconscious.
Punjab: 9 children were admitted to a hospital in Gurdaspur's Batala y'day when they fell ill after consuming a fruit freshly plucked from a tree. Parents say "While playing they plucked a green coloured fruit from a tree&ate. They started vomiting, some of them fell unconscious" pic.twitter.com/viw9j8CfQ6
— ANI (@ANI) November 13, 2018
Speaking to ANI, Batala Civil Hospital’s senior medical officer Sanjeev Bhalla said that one of the admitted children was in a critical condition while eight were stable.
“Nine children came here, one of them is critical and eight are stable. They are being given treatment. All of them have been kept under observation,” said the senior medical officer.