60 fall ill after drinking buttermilk

May 29th, 2008 - 9:58 pm ICT by admin  


Bhubaneswar, May 29 (IANS) At least 60 people, including twelve children, fell ill Thursday after drinking butter milk in Orissa’s Kendrapada district, the police said. The people drank buttermilk, locally known as lassi, in a shop at Pattamundai town, some 80 km from here. Within a few minutes they complained of nausea, K.C. Mallick, a police official, told IANS.

They were taken to a health centre where over a dozen of them are said to be in a serious condition, he said.

Although the shop owner managed to flee, local residents ransacked the shop, Mallick added.

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