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40 hospitalized for food poisoning

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By ITN News Editor April 20, 2019 18:46

40 hospitalized for food poisoning

40 workers of the Nallathanniya Lakshapana Tea Estate were admitted to Maskeliya Regional Hospital due to food poisoning. Several of them have left the hospital after being treated.The food given to the devotees after the annual festival of Sri Muthumari Amman Hindu Kovil at Nallathanniya Lakshapana Estate had become poisonous.

Seven children and 35 men and women were admitted to the hospital following the incident. A special team of public health inspectors are conducting an inquiry into the food poisoning on the instructions of Nuwara Eliya District Health Services Director Dr. Senaka Thalagala. The Public Health Inspector Hemantha Pathirana said that legal action will be taken against the offenders.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor April 20, 2019 18:46

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