India: 120 Vaishnodevi pilgrims fell ill due to food poisoning


26 Nov 2008, 1315 hrs IST, PTI


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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, they said.

The pilgrims were given food in Chinta Mani sarai by Durga Mandal organisation 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 were on.



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