2 dead, 4 critically ill after consuming country cake

KalingaTV News Network:

food poisoningUmerkote: In an unfortunate incident on the day of Raksha Bandhan, two persons of a family died and four others fell sick after consuming contaminated country cake in Haldi village of Umerkote block in Nabarangpur district.

The deceased duo has been identified as Diband Harijan and his sister-in-law (elder brother’s wife) Laxmi Harijan.

Reports say the tragedy struck the family after some of its members celebrated Raksha Bandhan this morning. After tying of the Rakhis on the hands of the brothers, girls in the family fed them with country cake as a part of the practice and other members consumed them at a later stage. It is said that soon after taking slices of the country cake suspected to be contaminated prepared at home, everybody in the family developed nausea and vomiting leaving two dead at the home.

The critically sick four, including a seven-year-old girl from the family, were rushed to the Umerkote Medical immediately by the villagers where their condition is stated to be critical.

Details are awaited about the incident.

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