250 take ill after marriage feast

More than 250 people were hospitalised when they complained of stomachache, vomiting and dysentery on Wednesday.

They had consumed food at a marriage function at Koratikere village under Kanguvalli Gram Panchayat of the taluk on Tuesday night.
While 70 of them underwent treatment at the government hospital in the town, the others were treated at hospitals in and around their villages.

As news about the incident spread, personnel of the emergency care unit of the taluk rushed to the spot and converted the school in the village into a hospital. This helped provide timely help to those affected.

Drinking water had been stored in drums in which pesticides had been stored. It is suspected that this may have led to people taking ill. Food and water samples have been sent to the laboratory for testing.

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