Over 400 people taken ill eating ‘Prasad’ in Howrah

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Howrah (WB): More than 400 people were taken ill after eating ‘bhog prasad’ of a religious ceremony at Kakrai village in Howrah district, a health official said today.

About 125 affected people were admitted to two hospitals at Debipur and Jangalpara, Chief Medical Officer (Health) Bhabani Das said.

About 300 others have been affected and they are being treated at their residences, she said.

All of them complained of vomiting, lose motion and stomach pain after they ate the ‘bhog prasad’ on Tuesday.

The affected people are getting well soon, Das said.

A sample of the water used in cooking the ‘bhog prasad’ was sent to the School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata for test, an official said.

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