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  • Friday, 21 June 2024
Several People Hospitalized After Consuming Food from Local Seller in Mabaela Community

Several People Hospitalized After Consuming Food from Local Seller in Mabaela Community

On the morning of May 18, 2024, several residents of the Mabaela community in Freetown were hospitalized after consuming food from a local vendor. The incident has caused significant concern among the community members, as those affected are reported to be in critical condition. The food, sold at Kallay Field, is suspected to have been contaminated with poison.

 

Witnesses reported that individuals who ate the food began experiencing severe symptoms shortly after their meals. The exact nature of the symptoms has not been detailed, but the severity was such that immediate medical attention was required. 

 

Authorities have yet to confirm the specific cause of the poisoning, and an investigation is currently underway. The local health department and law enforcement are involved in the probe to determine how the contamination occurred and to prevent any further incidents.

 

This event has heightened anxiety in Mabaela, with residents demanding stricter food safety regulations and more rigorous inspections of local food vendors. In response to the incident, community leaders are urging residents to be cautious about where they purchase food and to report any suspicious activities related to food preparation and sales.

 

Further updates on the investigation and the condition of those hospitalized will be provided as more information becomes available. The community and local authorities are working together to ensure that such a tragedy does not recur.

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