Update: Four dead, hundreds hospitalised in Ampara food poisoning incident

Update: Four dead, hundreds hospitalised in Ampara food poisoning incident

Written by Keshala Dias

07 Apr, 2017 | 9:58 am

Update..

The number of persons admitted to hospital following the incident, has risen to 600, while four have died.

A source at the Ampara hospital notes that the condition of some patients are critical.


Two people who were admitted to hospital after consuming a certain food item in Irakkamam, Ampara have passed away and another 400 who were admitted to hospital for the same reason are continuing to be treated for food poisoning.

Police said the patients took ill after consuming a certain food item given out at a place of religious worship in the area.

An Ampara hospital spokesperson said some patients are in a critical condition.


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