Ephraim Aguilar, Abigail Kwok
Source of Article: http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/breakingnews/regions/view/20081015-166500/Food-poisoning-downs-31-in-Masbate
Chief Inspector Salvador Retuermo, Cataingan chief of police, said the victims, who are residents of Barangay (village) Poblacion in Cataingan town, complained of severe stomach ache and vomiting.
The victims ate the fish at noon Tuesday and were rushed to the hospital late afternoon of the same day, Retuermo said.
He quoted the municipal doctor as saying the assorted fish eaten by the victims could possibly have been contaminated with formalin.
Vendors said the fish came
from Tagapul-an in
Samples of the fish dish
will be brought to
Retuermo said more than 31 people ate fish from the same source but not all showed symptoms of poisoning.
Police have released the
names of 30 victims:
All the victims are now in stable condition with some released after a brief observation, Sindac said.
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