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50 taken ill on Prasad consumption

Over 50 people have fallen ill after having prasad at a religious function organized in Kamrup district on Sunday. The local residents in Rangiya had gathered at a house in Nabapur village in Rani area for a religious function and ate sprouted grams which was offered as 'prasad' on Saturday night. The ailing people complained of stomach ache, vomiting and other symptoms related to food poisoning and were admitted to Rani primary health centre. The condition of ten persons, including some children, was stated to be serious and they have been shifted to Guwahati Medical College Hospital. The Kamrup district administration has ordered an inquiry into the incident and the food samples have been collected for testing.
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