Five children die of alleged food poisoning in Karachi
KARACHI: Five children of a family have died due to a suspected case of food poisoning, ARY News reported on Friday.
According to police, minors consumed substandard food at a restaurant located in Karachi’s Saddar area and died of food poisoning, while their aunt Beena, 28, is critically ill and being treated at a private hospital.
The victim family belongs to Quetta and the deceased children include 1.5-year old Abdul Ali, four-year old Aziz Faisal, six-year old Aliya, seven-year old Tauheed and nine-year old Salvi.
As per initial investigations, Superintendent Police Gulshan Tahir Noorani said the cause of children’s death appears to be food poisoning. Further investigation is under way, he added.
The family of late children has agreed to send their bodies to Jinnah Hospital for the postmortem, sources said.
The police has sealed the suspected restaurant and its employees have been taken into custody.
The incident occurred after few months of another food poisoning case that killed two minors in the port city. Two brothers named Ahmad, one-and-a-half-year-old, and Muhammad, five-year-old, consumed unhygienic food from an eatery situated in Karachi’s area of Defence, resulting in their death owing to food poisoning in November last year.