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2,000 People ill due to food poisoning after consuming food at event in Maharashtra village

On Tuesday, a religious discourse was organized at Koshtwadi village under Loha tehsil, where local people and people from nearby Sawargaon, Postwadi, Risangaon and Maski villages gathered around 5 pm and had food. The official said that people started complaining of vomiting and diarrhea early Wednesday.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Nanded/Maharashtra: Food poisoning outbreak in Maharashtra, nearly 2,000 people suffered from food poisoning after consuming food at a religious event held in Nanded district, an official said on Wednesday.

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On Tuesday, a religious discourse was organized at Koshtwadi village under Loha tehsil, where local people and people from nearby Sawargaon, Postwadi, Risangaon and Maski villages gathered around 5 pm and had food. The official said that people started complaining of vomiting and diarrhea early Wednesday.

Initially, 150 people facing these health issues were swiftly rushed to the sub-district hospital at Loha in Nanded. But later, more people faced similar issues following which 870 patients were admitted to various other health facilities including the Shankarrao Chavan Government Medical College, the official said.

More beds have also been arranged at the Government Ayurvedic hospital of Nanded in case of a requirement. Samples of the patients were taken for an investigation, the official said.

Five teams were deployed for a survey in the affected villages. A rapid response team has also been formed to investigate the matter, the official said.

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No casualty or fatality has occurred in the incident and the patients admitted to various facilities are stable, he said, adding that a process has begun to discharge the patients after treatment.

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