Nov 28, 2021

Mawazo Writing Africa

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Two die, more hospitalised after ‘food poisoning’ at funeral in Kagiso

Two people died and several more were reportedly hospitalized after eating at a funeral on the West Rim.

Kwara Kekana, spokesman for the Gauteng Health Department, said the alleged food poisoning was suspected of the funeral of an elderly woman in Kagiso on Saturday.

The meal was served at around 11:00 a.m. and around 4:00 p.m. that afternoon several people suffered vomiting and diarrhea.

Kekana said at least 29 people were admitted and treated in private and public institutions.

In two cases, authorities were waiting for reports on the cause of death. In 11 other unconfirmed cases, the results of the samples were awaited.

“Water and food samples have also been taken and the district health services are awaiting the results. The investigation is ongoing. “