Food poisoning kills inmate at Goa prison

Panaji, May 31 (IANS) An inmate of Goa’s Aguada Central Jail died while six others are undergoing treatment for of food poisoning, an official said Friday.

“Inmate Mahadev Gaonkar has died while six others are undergoing treatment at the Candolic Health Centre of the Goa Medical College and Hospital,” District Collector Mihir Vardhan said.

The hospitalised prisoners are stated to be out of danger, Vardhan said, adding that a team of medical officers was examining other inmates also of the jail.

Around 100 inmates of the jail in Taleigao, about 25 km from here, also had complained of food poisoning after their dinner Thursday night.

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