India: 120 Vaishnodevi
pilgrims fell ill due to food poisoning
2008, 1315 hrs IST, PTI
Source of Article:http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/India/120_Vaishnodevi_pilgrims_fell_ill_due_to_food_poisoning/articleshow/3759449.cms
JAMMU: At least 120 pilgrims of Mata Vaishnodevi
from Maharashtra were taken ill after
they consumed unhygienic food in a sarai at Katra in Reasi district of
Jammu and Kashmir, official sources said on Wednesday.
120 pilgrims were admitted to the Katra Community
Health Centre after they reported uneasiness and started vomiting last
night, they said.
The pilgrims, who came from Mumbai, had shown symptoms of food poisoning,
The pilgrims were given food in Chinta Mani sarai by DurgaMandalorganisation of Mumbai
which had arranged the pilgrimage of the group, they said, adding police
has taken the samples of the food items and investigation into the case