Over 200 suffer food poisoning in Afghanistan as mushroom kills 3 in Australia

Patients receiving treatment in an undisclosed hospital

At least 200 people fell sick due to food poisoning in east Afghanistan’s Khost province, an official said on Monday.


The incident occurred in Satkai village of Zazai Maidan district on Sunday evening when the villagers attended a charity meal.


All the victims have been taken to nearby hospitals and clinics, said provincial police spokesman Mustaghfar Garbaz.


Without providing more details, the official added that further investigations were underway.


In the meantime, one of the villagers, Tahir Azimi claimed that around 400 people became sick after taking the meal.


Deadly mushroom kills 3 in Australia



Australian police are investigating whether foul play behind the deaths of three people in a suspected mushroom

Poisonous mushroom
Poisonous mushroom



Four people were taken to hospital on July 30 when they became ill after eating a meal at a home near Melbourne.


Two women died in hospital on Friday, while a man died on Saturday.


A second man remained in hospital in critical condition on Monday.


Australian police to investigate mushroom meal that killed 3

Victoria Police executed a search warrant at a property over the weekend and interviewed a woman who was released pending further enquiries.


“The investigation surrounding the exact circumstances of the incident remains ongoing and police are liaising with the Department of Health in relation to the matter,’’ police said in a statement.


In April, Victoria’s Department of Health released an advisory warning people that poisonous mushrooms, including Death Cap mushrooms and Yellow-staining mushrooms, were growing in the state.


“Unless you are an expert, do not pick and eat wild mushrooms in Victoria,’’ the department warned. (dpa/Xinhua)


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