90 fall ill in Afghanistan after consuming donated food

Internally displaced tribal leader Dawlat Khan plays with his children and nephews in a house on the outskirts of Jalalabad, Afghanistan, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Khan fled his village of Pananzai with his six brothers and their families at the height of the battles against the Islamic State terror network. They're not rushing home, even though the family of 63 people is crammed into nine small rooms in Nangarhar's provincial capital of Jalalabad.

About 90 people fell ill after consuming donated food in Chal district of Afghanistan’s Takhar province, a police spokesman said on Saturday.

More than 100 people gathered in Chal district to have lunch jointly donated by some persons but about 90 of them fell unconscious after consuming the food, Xinhua news agency quoted the spokesman as saying.

Some of the victims have recovered while some are still under medical treatment, he said.

Local officials have initiated investigation and the result has yet to be made public, local villagers said.

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