Girl dies after eating stale noodles


Kulgam, Dec 12: A five year old girl died while five other members of a family fell unconscious, allegedly after consuming a pack of Maggi noodles in Manzgam village of this south Kashmir district Wednesday.
Police said Abroo (5) daughter of Nisar Ahmad Chak fell unconscious along with her parents and three siblings, after they consumed expired noodles, Tuesday evening. “They were immediately rushed to district hospital Kulgam and after preliminary stomach wash all of them were referred to Srinagar for further treatment,” police sources said.
Abroo, however died on the way to Srinagar, “The rest of the family members are being treated in Srinagar, where their condition is reported to be stable,” police said.
According to police pack of Maggi noodles consumed by the family had expired in 2007.
The children are being treated at GB Pant Hospital, while as their parents are under treatment at the SMHS hospital in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, police have taken cognizance of the matter and initiated inquest proceedings under section 174 of the Cr Pc.
“The shop from where the noodles were bought belongs to the deceased girl’s uncle, Gulzar Ahmad, whose son has also been hospitalized,” said SP Kulgam, Muhammad Shafi.
He said that the police have seized some packs of Maggi noodles from the shop and these have been sent fore laboratory checks.
“We are trying to ascertain whether the noodles were expired or there was some poisonous substance in it. We are waiting for the reports. So far no arrests have been made,” said the SP.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 12 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 13 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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