Many hospitalised after wedding feast

THOUBAL, 5th oct: Nearly 120 people including 79 women were rushed to Thoubal district hospital on Friday with complaints of flu like symptoms after consuming pork dish in a marriage feast. The feast took place at the bride’s place at Waithou Chiru on Thursday. The groom is from Andro Nungkot village. According to some patients, pork dish was served and most people who attended the wedding had it.

Though there were no complaints on Thursday, some were taken to Imphal on Friday morning after developing fever, loose motions and headache while maximum of the victims were brought to the district hospital in the afternoon.

Keirao MLA L Rameshwar visited the patients at the district hospital and took stock of the situation. Food safety official teams of Thoubal and Imphal East district have collected samples of the pork dish served to the guests for testing. Meanwhile, report from the hospital authority said that all of them are out danger. However, health officials are closely monitoring the situation.

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