ATTOCK-An engagement ceremony turned into tragic incident when 30 participants mostly belonging to same family fainted and hospitalized after taking stale sweets in Chasan Wali Dehri in Fatehjang here on Friday.

Police and hospital sources said that sweets were distributed among the guests present at the house of Waris Khan where engagement ceremony of his son Arshad Mehmood was going on. However, condition of the participants deteriorated soon after eating sweets. Resultantly they were rushed to THQ hospital where they were hospitalized. Children and women are among the affected persons. The police have taken into custody owner of the sweet house and his employee while started further investigation.