Great fear gripped the guests at a wedding in Nadangoro area of Katsina State on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 as about 10 persons were feared dead while several others were hospitalised after they consumed some meal at the occasion.
According to Vanguard, the incident is already causing panic among residents of the area, as most of the guests, who ate or drank anything at the ceremony, are being contacted by friends.
It was learnt that most of them are currently in different hospitals in the state where they are being screened and given medical attention.
Most of the affected victims were said to have complained of stomach ache shortly after leaving the ceremony, while some reportedly died hours after they were taken to different hospitals in the town.
Speaking on the condition of anonymity, a staff of Federal Medical Centre, FMC, said that they have received a handful of cases in connection to the strange occurence.
The staff said, “I think, from the information gathered so far, the case of some of the victims has to do with food poisoning.”