By Citizens platform
One person has been confirmed dead and 7 others critically ill at a hospital in Nsukka after a family of 8 in Uvuru, Uzo Uwani Local Government Area of Enugu State were poisoned.
The 8 members of Mr Clement Alumona’s family were said to have eaten a meal prepared from cassava flour and consequently took ill leading to the death of his four year old daughter.
According to reports, Alumona’s wife, Veronica had bought dried cassava tubers which were milled into flour and used in prepare a meal eaten with soup.
The other members of the family now, at the intensive care unit of the Bishop Shanahan Hospital, Nsukka, include the head of the family, Clement, 63, his wife Veronica and 5 children.
The victims are being treated but are however said to be in a critical condition; vomiting and stooling blood. A doctor at the hospital also confirmed that six members of the family have regained consciousness except Veronica.
Source: Citizens Platform
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