70 Persons Fall Sick After Consuming Dead Animal Meat In Visakhapatnam Agency Area

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Seventy-nine people, including 40 females and 21 children, fell ill after consuming dead animal's meat in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, July 9

Seventy-nine people, including 40 females and 21 children, fell ill after consuming dead animal's meat in Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday, July 9, said a Times of India report. The incident happened at Magatapalem village of Gaduturu Panchayat in Visakhapatnam district.

Six, whose condition is critical, have been shifted to the Paderu area hospital while 70 others are being treated at the G.Madugula hospital. Police said the condition of those undergoing treatment at G Madugula was stable.

The victims belong to a tribal community. According to reports, they had consumed meat of a dead cow at a feast and later complained of abdominal pain, vomiting and motions.

S Leela Prasad, the Paderu Area Hospital Additional DMHO, said at 8.03pm on Wednesday night they got the case and immediately alerted their staff to provide immediate treatment. On Thursday, the local MLA Kottagulli Bhagya Lakshmi also visited the area hospital.

A few weeks ago, a 45-year-old man died of food poisoning while over 25 others were admitted to hospitals after they consumed stale meat at Donkinivalasa village in Ganneruputtu panchayat under Hukumpeta Mandal in Vizag Agency.

The deceased was identified as S Venkata Ramana. A group of people had consumed the meat of a dead goat and later complained of vomiting. Despite repeated appeals, some people are consuming the meat of dead-animals in parts of the Vizag Agency.

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