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147 admitted to TN hospital for food poisoning

Written by: Staff
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Villuppuram, Tamil Nadu, Nov 22 (UNI) As many as 147 people, many of them school students below 15, were admitted to a government hospital with suspected symptoms of food poisoning at Siruvathaaru Village of this district today.

Police said the victims -- 71 male and 76 female -- consumed halwa sold by one Maya Krishnan and immediately complained of vomiting and giddiness.

As some of them swooned, the victims, residing in five nearby villages of Siruvathaaru, were rushed to the hospital.

Twenty-five of them were referred to Villuppuram Government Hospital for advanced treatment.

Police were interrogating Maya Krishnan when reports last came in.

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