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Mother and son die, two taken ill from food poisoning

Beni Bazar (Myagdi), Nepal

June 3,  Beni (Myagdi) : A mother and son have died and two others have been taken ill from food poisoning in Chiswang of Mangala – 5 here in Myagdi.

The father, mother and son were visiting the in-laws’ house in Chiswang when they fell unconscious after consuming Dhido – made of corn or millet flour with potato and eggplant.

The condition of father and mother – in – law is reported to be critical. The four were rushed to the Primary Health Centre in Darbang and then taken to Beni Hospital.

20 – year – old Cheena Gurung of Patlekharka of Raghuganga – 8 died in course of treatment at the Beni Hospital, said Inspector Diwakar Ghimire of District Police Office, Myagdi.

Cheena’s husband, Prem Gurung, 14 – year – old son and mother – in – law were then referred to Pokhara. Gurung’s son died in course of treatment on Friday night at the Western Regional Hospital, Pokhara.

“The condition of son – in – law and mother – in – law is critical, their treatment is continuing,” Ghimire added. The couple had married two years ago and arrived at in – laws’ residence some days ago. The police have sent the Dhido and the vegetables to the central laboratory for test.

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