Assam: Over 200 fall ill in Hojai after consuming 'prasad' at religious event

Morigaon (Assam): At least 200 people were taken ill due to food poisoning after consuming ‘prasad’ at a religious function in the Hojai district of Assam, officials said on Thursday.

Some of the patients have been admitted to hospital in Hojai and Nagaon towns, they said.

Over 200 people, including women and children, had consumed ‘prasad’ (religious offering) and other eatables at the event in Ward 7 of Lanka town on Tuesday, the officials said.

All of them complained of fever and vomiting from Wednesday.

“Some people went to Hojai and Nagaon for better treatment in private hospitals. So far, no one has been seriously ill and we are monitoring the situation,” an official said.

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