KARACHI (92 News) – Five children died and their mother was in critical condition due to the food poisoning in Karachi on Friday.
According to the police, five children have died from food poisoning at a private hospital. Mother of the children is being treated at the hospital in a critical condition, the police said, without providing further details.
The family was from Balochistan’s Pishin and victims’ family including women were told to be wife of PWD XEN. They arrived in Karachi at around 11pm. The family ordered Baryani from ‘Nobahar Hotel’
and they were deteriorating condition after eating Baryani.
Later, five children died and mother’s condition critical. Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah took the notice of the tragic incident and sought a report from the Food Authority Department.
On the other hand, Commissioner Karachi Iftikhar Ali Shalwani reached at restaurant to overview the matter.
On the way, they ate food at a street-side restaurant in Khuzdar and when they got to Karachi they ordered biryani from a restaurant in Saddar. The police say they ate at the Naubahar restaurant in Saddar.
The children have been identified as one-and-a-half-year-old Abdul Ali, four-year-old Aziz Faisal, six-year-old Aliya, seven-year-old Tauheed and nine-year-old Salwa. The sixth victim was their mother.
They were staying at a Qasr-e-Naz (government lodges) in Karachi. The father, identified as PWD XEN, took his wife and sister to the Aga Khan University Hospital when they began feeling sick at around 3am. When he came back to their lodgings, he found his children were all dead.
Two children die after eating unhygienic food in Karachi
Earlier, two children lost their lives after eating unhygienic food at a restaurant and latter took candies in Karachi.
According to the police, a woman and her two children had consumed substandard food from the restaurant last night and the latter also purchased candies from a stall at a children’s playland in Defence Phase 4.
The two children were five and one-year-old. It was reported that the children first purchased candies from the playland after which they had food at the Zamzama restaurant.
The administration sealed both the eatery and the playland and investigation into the incident is under way. The police have taken three persons under custody and the investigation team has been made.