Aland, Karnataka – A group of more than 20 individuals experienced symptoms of food poisoning in Aland town on Friday evening. Fifteen of them have been admitted to Aland taluk hospital after complaining of vomiting, dysentery, and stomachache. The incident occurred following a visit to Ladle Mashak Dargah in Aland by a group from Doni village in Vijayapura district.
After completing their religious rituals, the group decided to cook food at the dargah premises to share among themselves. Tragically, it is believed that they used contaminated water obtained from a nearby hand pump for cooking purposes. Soon after consuming the food, they began experiencing severe stomachache and vomiting, prompting immediate medical attention.
Authorities swiftly responded to the situation, rushing the affected individuals to Aland taluk hospital for treatment. Medical professionals are closely monitoring their conditions and providing necessary care. Investigations are underway to determine the exact cause of the contamination and prevent any further cases of food poisoning.
This incident serves as a stark reminder of the importance of ensuring safe water sources and proper food handling practices. Local authorities are urging the public to prioritize hygiene and take necessary precautions while preparing and consuming food, especially during religious gatherings and communal meals.
The health department and concerned authorities are working together to raise awareness about food safety measures and the potential risks associated with contaminated water sources. It is hoped that through increased education and vigilance, similar incidents can be prevented in the future, ensuring the well-being of the community.