Malkangiri, May 1: Over 100 people were taken ill after consuming ‘lassi’, a soft drink in Kurti village under Kaldaguda panchayat in Malkangiri district on Friday.
As per the report, a large number of people from Padia block had visited the Kurti weekly hat which is usually conducted on every Friday. They had consumed ‘lassi’ prepared with curd, coconut, sugar and rabri (condensed milk) at a shop later to beat the summer heat.
However, after returning home the victims including a number of children developed symptoms like stomach pain, nausea and vomiting.
They were rushed to Kalimela and Padia Community Health Centres (CHCs) with the help of fire services personnel immediately.
While the health condition of the victims are stable now, the local police has launched an investigation into the matter to find out whether the lassi had been infected by something or not.