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Karachi ‘food poisoning’ death toll rises to six

A three-member investigative committee was formed on Saturday to probe the deaths of five children and their paternal aunt owing to suspected food poisoning in Karachi.

The death toll from the suspected food poisoning incident rose to six today as the paternal aunt of the five children, who passed away a day earlier. Five children of the same family, whose ages ranged from 1.5 to 9 years, died of suspected food poisoning after dining at a restaurant located in Karachi’s Saddar area, police said on Friday.

“The paternal aunt of the children, who was in critical condition, died last night,” family sources said. “Beena, 28, was admitted in the intensive care unit (ICU) and was placed on a ventilator shortly before she passed away,” the sources further said.

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