Japan: Suspected food poisoning kills woman, 95, 2 critical

The Yomiuri Shimbun

Source of Article: http://www.yomiuri.co.jp/dy/national/20081013TDY02306.htm

MITO--A 95-year-old woman from Hitachiomiya, Ibaraki Prefecture, died Sunday in a suspected food poisoning case that has left two other members of the same family critically ill, police said Sunday.

According to Omiya Police Station, a family member of Fumio Terakado, 74, a restaurant operator in the city, made an emergency call at around 5:40 a.m. Sunday, saying several of his relatives had collapsed.

Terakado's wife, Yoshie, 65, his niece Yukiko Aso, 33, his fourth son, and his mother, Tsuru, 95, were taken to a local hospital, but Tsuru was confirmed dead, according to the police.

Yoshie and Aso remain in a serious condition. Terakado, who also was taken to the hospital, and his son had no symptoms, the police said.

(Oct. 13, 2008)





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