Sri Lanka: Teenager dies of food poisoning

70 hospitalized

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By Senaka de Silva

A 14-year-old girl was killed and 70  hospitalised at a gathering of devotees for the Uva Paranagama Sri Ganeshapuram Kovil festival, police said.

They said the devotees had fallen sick after consuming food served at the kovil on Saturday. The girl was identified as Lakshi Kanapathipillai.

Samples of the food had been sent to the government analyst by the police for further investigations.




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