40 Tourists fall ill in Puri over Suspected Food Poisoning

Puri, Jan 06: At least 40 Bengali tourists fell ill after having meal at an eating joint here, police said on Monday.

The tourists, from Hooghli and Midnapore district of West Bengal, complained of vomiting, headache and nausea after consuming food from an eating joint near Swargadwar area on Sunday evening, police officials said.

26 victims of alleged food poisoning were admitted to various hospitals in the town including the district headquarters hospital, they said.

Most of the affected persons were discharged from hospitals today morning, hospital officials said.