KARACHI: 5 youngsters died of suspected meals poisoning after eating at a restaurant positioned in Karachi’s Saddar space, police stated on Friday.
In accordance with police officers, 5 youngsters, whose ages ranged from 1.5 to 9 years, died of meals poisoning after eating at an eatery in Saddar. Their mom is critically sick and beneath therapy at a personal hospital.
The deceased included 1.5-year-old Abdul Ali, four-year-old Aziz Faisal, six-year previous Aliya, seven-year-old Tauheed and nine-year-old Salvi.
In accordance with police officers, the household reached Karachi from Quetta at 11:30pm final night time and have been staying at a visitor home in Saddar. “The household had referred to as in for meals from a close-by restaurant at their visitor home,” officers stated.
“The household had additionally eaten meals at a restaurant in Khuzdar earlier than reaching Karachi,” the officers added. “Later at night time, the 5 youngsters, their mom and paternal aunt began feeling sick and have been taken to a personal hospital,” the officers additional stated.
Superintendent Police Gulshan Tahir Noorani stated the reason for the youngsters’s loss of life seems to be meals poisoning, in line with preliminary investigation into the incident. Additional investigation is beneath means, he added.
The restaurant in Saddar has been sealed and samples of meals have been taken for chemical examination.
The incident comes after two siblings, 18-month-old Ahmed and Muhammad, 5, died from a suspected case of meals poisoning in November final 12 months. The ill-fated youngsters had dined out with their mom at an area eatery within the metropolis’s upscale Zamzama space the earlier night time.