90 passengers got sick after eating poisonous food in the Gujarat-bound train, treatment is ongoing at the station

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About 90 passengers aboard a special train running between Chennai and Palitana succumbed to food poisoning, railway officials said on Wednesday. Doctors at Pune railway station in Maharashtra attended to all the passengers and provided necessary treatment on Tuesday evening.

About 90 passengers aboard a special train running between Chennai and Palitana succumbed to food poisoning, railway officials said on Wednesday. Doctors at Pune railway station in Maharashtra attended to all the passengers and provided necessary treatment on Tuesday evening. He said that the train left for its next journey after 50 minutes.

Central Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Dr Shivraj Manaspore said the ‘Bharat Guru’ train was privately booked by a group for a religious function in Palitana, Gujarat. He said the food was purchased privately by the group and was not provided by the railways or the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC). He said that the food that the passengers ate was prepared in the pantry car.

“Around 80 to 90 passengers of a coach between Solapur and Pune complained of food poisoning. They complained of nausea, diarrhea and headache,” the official said. He said that a team of doctors at Pune station attended to all the passengers and provided them with treatment. “The train departed after 50 minutes. The condition of all passengers is stable,” the officer said.

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