India: 5 dead, 40 fall ill due to suspected
15:20 HRS IST
Aligarh, Aug 1 (PTI) Five
persons died and 40 others fell ill due to "suspected" food
poisoning in the district, official sources said.
The incident took place earlier this week at Kokila village in the district.
The victims complained of illness after allegedly consuming bread made of
adulterated oil and flour at a feast organised by a villager, official
They were rushed to a nearby hospital, where four persons were declared
brought dead, while one died while treatment, they said.
The food samples have been sent to the government laboratory at Agra for
testing and the report is awaited, ADM (Aligarh) Shailendra Singh said.
However, according to preliminary enquiries, the incident was caused most
likely due to the "edible oil or flour which was used for making the
bread", he added.