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40 Passengers of Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Fall Ill After Breakfast, 14 Hospitalised

Bread and omelette had been served to passengers at 7 am. Soon, some people started feeling uneasy. Around 11:45am, when the train reached Kharagpur, 14 passengers were taken to the railway hospital after they complained of abdominal pain and vomiting.

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Updated:May 23, 2018, 11:16 PM IST
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40 Passengers of Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Fall Ill After Breakfast, 14 Hospitalised
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New Delhi: At least 40 passengers travelling in the Puri-Howrah Shatabdi Express fell ill after eating the breakfast served on board the train on Wednesday. Fourteen passengers had to be hospitalised in Kharagpur.

Bread and omelette had been served to passengers at 7 am. Soon, some people started feeling uneasy. Around 11:45am, when the train reached Kharagpur, 14 passengers were taken to the railway hospital after they complained of abdominal pain and vomiting.

The affected passengers were travelling in coach numbers C1 and C2.

“The food was supplied by IRCTC and it was loaded on the train at Puri. Some passengers fell ill after eating it. They are being treated at Kharagpur. Inquires will be conducted by us as well as IRCTC,” said Sanjoy Ghosh, chief public relations officer, South Eastern Railway.

Though Reddy said some passengers might have bought food from hawkers, the passengers claimed they had eaten food that was served in the train.

“Samples of the food have been collected. We will take necessary steps,” said K Rabin Kumar Reddy, divisional railway manager (DRM) of the Kharagpur division of South-Eastern Railway. “We will also inquire whether the vendor had collected the food from outside,” the DRM added.

Three of the hospitalized passengers were released immediately, five after preliminary medication and the rest were given saline dehydration and will be released after it is over. They are in stable condition, the hospital informed.
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| Edited by: Ahona Sengupta
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