RAHIM YAR KHAN: More than 50 people fell into a dead faint after taking meal in a wedding function took place at Zafarabad Town, about 75 kilometers from here Friday night. There was a wedding function in Basti Baloachan Mouza Tibbi Sayyedan near Zafarabad Town. When the guests were served with Biryani, some of them started vomiting. Later, more than two dozen guests fainted dead away and were shifted to Rural Health Centre (RHC) Khanbela.

The RHC doctor could not treat the affected persons due to lack of facilities and all the patients were referred to Sheikh Zayed Medical College Hospital (SZMCH). More than 28 affected persons were also shifted directly from Basti Baloachan to SZMCH. A source of SZMCH said that 48 patients were shifted to SZMCH including 10 children, 19 women and 12 men. They were affected with poisonous food after eating Biryani, he added. He said after providing first aid and drips majority of them were discharged.–Staff Reporter