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KARACHI: 17 suffer from food poisoning

August 11, 2006

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KARACHI, Aug 10: Seventeen persons were brought to the Jinnah Hospital for suffering from food poisoning, some of them in an unconscious state, on Thursday night. Six of the patients were children.

Hospital sources said the patients were brought from the Cantonment station area, mostly residing in the huts along the railway tracks.

The six children were referred to the National Institute of Child Health, where some of them were stated to be unconscious.

Eleven adults were admitted and given treatment at the emergency ward of the Jinnah Hospital.

Hospital sources said the patients had consumed lassi which apparently caused the food poisoning.

However, it was not clear if someone else had offered them the lassi or they themselves had prepared the drink, police said.

STRANGULATED: A seven year old girl was killed by unknown persons in Orangi Town on Thursday morning.

Saba had gone for her madressah at 6am in Sector 12. However, the strangulated body of the girl was found after an hour near a nallah.

The incident created resentment among area people. Police shifted the body to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for postmortem.

KILLED: A young man, Waseem Ahmed, was shot dead by unknown persons in North Karachi on Thursday. His bullet riddled body was found in Ali Mohammad Goth early morning, police said.

Police shifted the body to Abbasi Shaheed Hospital for postmortem; hospital sources said that victim had suffered multiple bullet wounds.

DIES: Body of an unknown man was recovered from beneath the Natives Jetty Bridge on Thursday.

Police said that 45-year-old unidentified man had reportedly jumped off the bridge to commit suicide some time early Thursday morning.

Fishermen fished out the body and the police shifted it to Civil Hospital.