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4 Nov 2016
TENSION As 3 More People Die After Eating Fufu in Kogi
Three more persons that partook in the cassava flour meal in Ogaminana area of Okene in Kogi State have died.
Two of them, a 42-year-old woman and 10-year-old boy, died yesterday at the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, the acting Chief Medical Director of the hospital, Dr Olatunde Alabi told newsmen.
Alabi said three victims were rushed to the hospital in critical condition on Wednesday morning from Ogaminana, Adavi Local Government Area, but two of them died yesterday morning.
He another victim, a girl of about 13 years, was in critical condition.
A woman, three of her children and three of neighbours’ children died between Monday and Tuesday, after a meal of cassava flour.
The woman was said to have brought the cassava flour from her farm at Uhuepe village on Oct. 30, from which she prepared a dinner (white amala) for her family. She also extended the meal to the children of her neighbours.