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Food poisoning strikes Assuit wedding

By-EG

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Saturday ,24 October 2009

Food poisoning strikes Assuit wedding

ABOUT 75 wedding guests, including 30 children, were hospitalised yesterday for apparent food poisoning, a police officer in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Assuit said yesterday.

The guests were taken to hospitals in Assuit city when they began vomiting after a dinner that included cakes and sweets, Al-Gomhuria newspaper reported today.The guests, including women and children, are ill after eating cakes deliv- ered to the house, where the wedding party was being held, it added."The police have sent samples to a Ministry of Health laboratory in Cairo to identify any suspicious substance in the food,"it said.