Seven of family faint after consuming tea in south Kashmir's Shopian

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Seven members of a family in Nagbal Zawoora village of south Kashmir’s Shopian district suddenly fell unconscious after inadvertently consuming some unknown poisonous substance on Monday afternoon.  

The members were later shifted to District Hospital Shopian where they gained consciousness and were stable, Medical Superintendent of the hospital, Mohammad Ismail told Greater Kashmir.

However, for ascertaining the cause of their condition, they were sent to SMHS hospital, Srinagar for further investigation as it was not immediately known what the family had actually consumed, Ismail said. 

A local resident said that the family members lost their consciousness soon after having their afternoon tea on Monday.