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Children hospitalized due to food poisoning

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By ITN News Editor September 6, 2018 18:48

Children hospitalized due to food poisoning

Sixty five children have been hospitalized following food poisoning. Twenty of them are still in hospital receiving treatment. The Police and Public Health Inspectors have begun investigations into the incident.

A religious institute non-governmental organization had distributed food among 160 children from the Templestowe Estates in Watawala Police division. It had caused an allergic reaction. Thereafter sixty five children were admitted to the Watawala Base Hospital. Several children in a critical condition were transferred to the Nawalapitiya Hospital. 17 children are still receiving treatment at the Watawala Hospital while three of them are further receiving treatment at the Nawalapitiya Hospital.

The relevant religious institution conducts after school classes and provides lunch, for the children in the estate daily.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor September 6, 2018 18:48