Seven people died today and 18 others took ill in two incidents of food poisoning in Uttar Pradesh.
A report from Balrampur district said four children died this morning and 16 others took ill after consuming contaminated mutton in village Mohammadnagar Grant under Rehra area last night.
The deceased were identified as Neetu (8), Kiran (8), Sanjay (4) and Anish Kumar (6).
In another incident in Fatehpur district, three of a family — Prema Devi (20), Rinki (8) and Renu (6) — succumbed to death in Rampur Tilhi village of Hussainganj area after consuming poisonous food. Two others of the family also took ill.
Reports claimed a lizard had fallen into the food before it was consumed by the victims.