total of six people were killed and over 10 others were hospitalized for alleged food poisoning in Vietnam’s northern Lai Chau province, according to local authorities on Tuesday.
Initial information from Lai Chau people’s committee showed that after attending a funeral and having meals in Ma Ly Chai commune, Phong Tho district in Lai Chau, six people were dead and over 10 others were hospitalized.
Ha Trung Dung, deputy chief of Emergency unit of Lai Chau provincial general hospital said on Tuesday that three patients were admitted into his unit at late hours of Monday.
Among the three, two are now in stable condition while one in critical condition.
The cause of the incident was under investigation, said VNA, adding that all the victims belonged to Ha Nhi ethnic minority’s group.