Nine Die At Funeral In Peru Over Food Poisoning

peruNine people in Peru have died from eating contaminated food at a funeral, officials said Tuesday.

They were among 50 villagers who ended up hospitalized, including four in “seriously unstable condition” and 21 patients in critical condition, the Emergency Services said in a statement.

The Minister of Health Silvia Pessah said the death was a result of insecticide that was in contact with their food.

The Armed Forces sent a plane and a helicopter to transport those in serious condition to hospitals with better equipment.


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