Assam: 300 fall ill after having Prasad

Last Updated: Sat, Feb 16, 2013 21:13 hrs

At least 300 people including children fell ill on Saturday after having Prasad of Saraswati Puja at Khetri in Assam's Kamrup (Metro) district, officials said.

Students of Dorian LP School, Durung ME School and Durung High School were among those who fell ill after taking Prasad of Saraswati Puja.

The people were admitted at the Guwahati Medical College hospital, Mahendra Mohan Choudhury hospital, Down Town hospital, Sonapur and Khetri hospital.

"Condition of 30 children are serious and they have been shifted to Guwahati Medical College hospital," an official of Kamrup (Metro) district administration said.

(Reporting by Hemanta Kumar Nath)

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