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Seven Family Members Die Of Food Poisoning In Zamfara

The family, comprising two housewives and their five children died on Monday after eating a meal of mixed vegetables with corn popularly known as Dambu, Tribune reports.

Seven members of a family have died from food poisoning in Danbaza village, Maradun Local Government Area, Zamfara State.

The family, comprising two housewives and their five children died on Monday after eating a meal of mixed vegetables with corn popularly known as Dambu, Tribune reports.

The victims were the two wives and five teenage daughters of one Alhaji Haruna Danba’za.

Mohammed Shehu, the Zamfara State Police Command Public Relations Officer confirmed the incident.

He added that the command has begun an investigation to unravel the cause of the death of the family members.

“The incident happened on Monday immediately after the family took the meal prepared as their dinner.

“Police have taken samples of the meal for analysis and I assure the general public that results would be released to newsmen,” Shehu said.

A source close to the family members, Muhammad Kabir said four of the victims died instantly after eating the meal while three were rushed to hospital where they also died.

According to him, the victims were alleged to have used ‘poisonous substances’ in the cooking of the meal.

The victims have since been buried in their home town, Danbaza on Tuesday.

The sole administrator of Maradun Local Government Area, Umar Mu’azu, who confirmed the incident on Wednesday, said representatives from the council had been sent to sympathise it

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