Malkangiri: Food poisoning claimed lives of three minor siblings while condition of their mother and sister turned critical at Kacheli village in Odisha’s Malkangiri district.
The deceased have been identified as Sukanti Madhi (13), Sitaram Madhi (12) and Anjali Madhi (8). The mother-daughter duo has been admitted to the Malkangiri District Headquarters Hospital for treatment.
A team of doctors has reached the village to probe into the matter. “An ANM informed us that members of a family were suffering from stomachache, fever and vomiting. It appears as a case of food poisoning,” a doctor said.
The ailing family members had consulted a quack before medical treatment, locals said. A pall of gloom descended on the village after the tragic incident.