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16 taken ill in suspected food poisoning

Salem (TN) Mar 8 (PTI) As many as 16 persons, including four children, were taken ill at Edapaddi here today in a suspected case of food poisoning, police said.

Those hospitalised include seven men, five women and four children, they said.

They were part of a group of about 50 persons, who came in the district to attend a family function last evening, they said.

The 16 persons ate some leftover food this morning and started vomiting, following which they were taken to a hospital, police said.

Doctors at the government hospital at Edapaddi said they are likely to be discharged tomorrow.

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