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Three dead, 203 hospitalized over food poisoning in Ampara


Four persons including two women have passed away after being admitted to the hospital over a food poisoning incident.

The incident had occurred after the food served at a church service at the Wannegamuwa Mosque, 10th Colony, Damana, Ampara, putting around 600 in hospital.

Out of the 600,120 individuals have been discharged from hospital.  The affected individuals have been admitted to the Ampara hospital, and to the Samanthuraya Hospital.

Two victims, including one male and a female had passed away at the Ampara Hospital, while one female admitted to the Samanthuraya hospital had passed away.

The deceased include a 45-year-old resident of Eragama, H.M. Haleema, 53-year-old Mohammed Cassim, and 63-year-old Kalandar Mariyandu.

Ampara police have begun further investigations on the matter.

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