Over 150 people fall ill after iftar in UP madrassa

Bahraich: At least 175 people fell ill, allegedly due to food poisioning, after breaking their daily Ramzan fast at a madrassa in Harwatand village here, police said today.

After the ‘iftar’ at the madrassa in Huzurpur area yesterday, several locals complained of uneasiness and started vomitting, police said.

They were rushed to the hospital from where many of them were discharged after treatment. No one is stated to be seriously ill.

Suspecting a case of food poisioning, police have collected food samples that will be sent for examination.