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22 people ill after eating 'prasad' in Tripura

Posted on Feb 02 2014 | IANS

Agartala, Feb 2 : As many as 22 people fell sick after eating 'prasad' in Tripura, an official said Sunday. At least 14 of them, including four children, were hospitalised.

Eight, including the children, are reported to be in a serious condition after eating the 'prasad' (offering to deity).

"A total of 22 people, including women and children, took ill after eating 'prasad' at a 'kirtan' at Bankumari (25 km south of here) in western Tripura Saturday night," a health department spokesman told reporters.

Fourteen people are under observation at the Indira Gandhi Memorial Hospital here while the remaining are undergoing treatment in their homes.

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