/Monitoring GUJRANWALA/DG KHAN-At least 30 persons, including women and children, were hospitalised after consuming biryani and lassi in two different areas here on Saturday.

In Gujranwala, 17 persons fell sick and were rushed to hospital after taking ‘poisonous’ biryani in Kachi Fattomand area of Gujranwala. The rescue sources informed that a ceremony was arranged at the house of Siddique in Fattomand wherein guests were entertained with “biryani”. After taking the meal, about 17 persons including Siddique, Hamza, Iqbal, Amir, Maryam, Fariha, Hina, Saba, Noreen and Mafia fell sick. They were rushed to DHQ hospital where their condition is stated to be stable.

In DG Khan, 13 persons including women and children fainted after they consumed ‘toxic lassi’ here on Saturday.

Rescue sources said that 13 members of a family including women and children, hailing from Sameena locality of Dera Ghazi consumed lassi which turned out to be toxic due to unknown reasons. Resultantly all the family members fainted and were rushed to DHQ Hospital DG Khan. According to hospital sources, condition of some affectees is serious.

Samples of the toxic lassi have been collected and sent for laboratory test to ascertain reasons behind the contamination.