Corn meal allegedly kills 7 family members in Zamfara; husband goes insane

August 14, 2020
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Seven members of the same family dies of food poisoning at Auki village of Bungudu Local Government Area of Zamfara State.

The deceased family members consists of two housewives and five children. The husband is reported to have developed a mental disorder, as a result of their demise.

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According to an eye witness, the family members died on Tuesday night after consuming a meal prepared with corn (Tuwon Masala) by one of the housewives.

He also revealed that they developed stomach pains after consuming the food.

Three persons died instantly and four persons were pronounced dead at Bungudu General Hospital, Zamfara state.

The doctor on duty confirmed that the deceased died of food poisoning.

It was gathered that the husband who was not home when his family ate the meal has developed a mental disorder and can neither speak nor eat.

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